Norris invites Captain Tom to McLaren HQ

Date published: April 18 2020 - Jamie Woodhouse

Lando Norris has reached out to Britain’s fundraising hero Captain Tom Moore to offer him a tour of McLaren’s headquarters.

Captain Tom has become Britain’s oldest fundraising hero after the war veteran raised over £21 million and counting for the NHS in their battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

In what was set to be just a little fundraiser which would see him do 100 laps of his garden ahead of his 100th birthday, his story quickly snowballed and he has now surpassed the £21-million mark.

And Norris, who is Formula 1’s youngest driver at 20, has been moved by Captain Tom’s story and has offered to give him a personal tour of McLaren’s HQ.

Speaking in a video on the ITV website, Norris said: “We love to invite you down as soon as everything is back to normal, which we’re hoping is very soon.

“I’m sure you know… that the whole country is very proud of what you’ve achieved and the amount of money that you’ve raised for the NHS and such a good cause.

“It would be my honour to invite you down to the McLaren technology centre and give you a tour, behind the scenes of a Formula 1 team.”

The opening nine races of the Formula 1 season have been put on hold due to the pandemic, but Norris has been keeping himself busy in the world of virtual racing and with his own charitable causes.

The British racer has been taking part in Team Redline’s Esports events, as well as the official Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix series.

He even shaved his head live on Twitch with a beard trimmer as part of a fundraising effort for the NHS.

He didn’t quite become ‘Baldo Norris‘ as some people were expecting, but he gave himself a rather snazzy all-over cut.

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