- Lando Norris recipient of award following his British FIA F4 title winning campaign
- Trophy commissioned by Ford Motor Company to acknowledge human endeavour in the field of motorsports
12 February, 2016 – 2015 Ford British F4 Champion Lando Norris was the proud recipient of the inaugural Henry Ford Trophy at the BRSCC Awards last Saturday. It capped off a phenomenal year for the driver, who claimed five poles and eight race victories on his way to an emphatic title in his Ford EcoBoost powered single seater.
Norris operated at an incredibly high level throughout the 2015 season, using the Ford British F4 Championship to achieve his goals and become champion. Using the F4 concept exactly as the FIA designed, the young kart champion and now FIA F4 British Champion looks destined to climb to the top of the FIA pyramid.
The Henry Ford Trophy has been commissioned by Ford Motor Company to acknowledge human endeavour in the field of motorsports.
Awarded annually this trophy recognises the person that Ford believes has shown extraordinary endeavour throughout the year.
Said Ford Europe Racing Director Gerard Quinn who presented the award: “Henry Ford founded his company on the back of his racing exploits and we are proud that his legacy means that Ford can maintain its enablement of grass roots entry level motorsports.
“The recipient of the trophy in its inaugural year is a young man who epitomises the famous quote that Henry himself said in 1923 and which is inscribed on the trophy: ‘If people really set their minds on anything it is impossible to prevent them getting what they want’.”
A thrilled Lando commented: “I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that’s supported me this season. It’s been a great year. It’s been a very exciting year.
“Coming away with the championship and now the Henry Ford Trophy is quite an honour. To be the first of what will be a great collection of drivers to have their name upon the trophy means so much to me.”