In Memory of David Pierre (1945-2021)

The F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost would like to express its deepest condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of David Pierre, who sadly passed away yesterday aged 76.

A stalwart of the BRSCC over several decades, David served as the Permanent Clerk of the Course for the National Formula Ford Championship, then British F4 from its inception in 2015 until last year. A renowned international race director, David was also an instrumental figure across the British GT Championship and the inaugural W Series season in 2019.

A minute’s silence will be observed at 13:15 on Saturday (12 June) ahead of the opening British F4 race of the weekend at Snetterton in his memory.

A warm and friendly character, David’s expertise and guidance led the careers of several rising stars, including Lando Norris, Ricky Collard, Colton Herta, Jamie Caroline, Ayrton Simmons, Johnathan Hoggard, Zane Maloney and countless others, as well as his huge contribution to the sport off-circuit as a volunteer, marshal and official.

He will be greatly missed by everybody connected with the championship, and our sincerest and most heartful condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues.

Sam Roach, Championship Promoter:

“On behalf of everybody concerned with British F4, I’d like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of David at this sad time.

“David was not only an instrumental member of our team for several years as Permanent Clerk of the Course in both F4 and Formula Ford before it, but such a well-respected and admired member of the international motorsport community.

“His advice and talents in all areas of the sport have helped shape the careers of countless volunteers, marshals, officials and competitors, and I’m sure several drivers currently racing in the highest categories of the sport will have fond memories of David from their junior careers.

“He will be greatly missed by everyone, and it only seems fitting to pay our respects at Snetterton this weekend to a great man, a dedicated member of the motorsport community, and a dear friend.”

Peter Daly, BRSCC Chairman:

“David was someone who was instrumental in my education and tuition to become a clerk of the course and a race director myself and it’s him I have to thank for playing such a significant part in my career in motorsport.

“Not only was he a fiercely loyal member of the club, but he was also a dedicated volunteer, a superb benchmark for all clerks and marshals to measure themselves against and someone who truly knew the ins and outs of what it took to be a successful race official.

“Above all else, he was also a great friend to me and many others within the club and both British and international motorsport and I am certain that he will be deeply missed and very much fondly remembered as much as I will myself. I give my sincerest thanks to David for everything he did for me, for the BRSCC, for its volunteers and officials and to the sport in general and I pass on my condolences to his family and colleagues for this very sad news.”