Prince Harry’s new role
Britain’s Prince Harry has been announced as the Royal Patron of The Silverstone Heritage Experience.
TSHE will bring the extensive heritage of Silverstone and British motor racing to life through the creation of an interactive and educational visitor experience, which is set to open in 2018, on the 70th anniversary of the first Grand Prix being held at the circuit.
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.”
The £20 million exhibition, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will take visitors on a two-hour journey through motor racing past, present and future, using the latest technology to tell the stories of the people that have been part of the site’s history, from medieval monks and WW2 air crew to the racing drivers, riders, engineers and marshals of today.