F1 pays tribute to the late Captain Sir Tom Moore

Finley Crebolder

The world of Formula 1 has paid tribute to fundraising hero Captain Sir Tom following the 100-year-old’s death on Tuesday night.

Early in the pandemic, Captain Sir Tom Moore, wanting to raise money for the NHS, completed 100 laps of his garden shortly before his 100th birthday, and his effort quickly gained a huge amount of attention.

As his story grew and grew, more people donated to his fundraiser and he ultimately raised over £30million and was knighted by the Queen for his efforts.

An avid fan of F1, he also formed a friendship with Lando Norris, who sent him a signed helmet and invited him for a tour of the McLaren HQ when safe.

Following the news that he had died after being infected by COVID-19, Norris was the first of many to pay tribute to him.

George Russell and his team also shared messages on social media, with the Brit saying he was “a true hero”.

Aston Martin echoed Russell’s sentiment, stating that Captain Tom served as an inspiration to everyone.

The official account for the sport meanwhile shared Norris’s words while thanking him for all the positivity he brought to the world.

Rest in peace, Sir, a true hero.