Captain Tom Moore, the inspirational fundraiser, has accepted F1 driver Lando Norris’ invitation to tour McLaren’s headquarters, claiming that “nothing would bring me more pleasure” as he’s a big fan of the team.
Norris called Captain Tom over the weekend to praise his efforts, with the 99-year old having raised more than £27million for NHS Charities Together after initially targeting £1,000 by walking 100 laps of his garden.
It also gave Norris a chance to formally invite him to McLaren’s HQ.
“It’s an honour to speak to you,” said Norris, the emerging British F1 star.
“I’m sure you’ve been told many times, but from my side and everyone at McLaren, we want to say a big congratulations for everything you’ve done.
“It’s my honour that I get to speak to someone like you, Captain Tom, who has achieved things which very few manage to achieve ever in their lifetime. At 99 years old, turning 100 on [March] 30th, that’s another big achievement.
“We would like to invite you eventually to McLaren for a little tour, a big tour, whatever you want, of our whole facility.”
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Captain Tom, who turns 100 on March 30, revealed that he had been looking forward to speaking to Norris, as a McLaren fan, and gleefully accepted his invitation.
“Nothing would bring me more pleasure than that,” he said. “It would be absolutely phenomenal for me to come around McLaren because I’ve been a McLaren fan for a very long time and I still am.”
Captain Tom also told the youngster, 20, that he would be a future F1 “number one” – while also confirming he would “keep on walking while people keep contributing”.
Norris added: “It’s a pleasure to speak to you. There’s still a lot of people such as you who we get to look up to, who inspire us, and want to make us be better for not just ourselves and the team but the whole world.
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