On Friday 6 March, the HRH Duke of Sussex opened the Silverstone Experience as one of his last official engagements. Royal Patron Prince Harry was chauffered by Formula 1 Champion Lewis Hamilton as they joined local schoolchildren and special guests to officially launch the new motorsport visitor attraction. On arrival they were greeted by F1 drivers George Russell, Damon Hill and Alexander Albon.
During his visit, Prince Harry tried his hand at the interactive displays and met students from local schools in the Tech Lab before testing his tyre changing skills against Hamilton. The President of the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), Derek Warwick said ‘We are delighted that Prince Harry has agreed to be the project’s Royal Patron. He has expressed his support for the project and the opportunity to recognise the part Britain has played in motorsport historically and also the vital role British expertise plays in the modern era. HRH is keen to draw attention to this contribution as a means of encouraging more people into engineering and the thriving British motor sport industry.’