|“No-one who witnessed Jenson`s rapid rise through the ranks of UK motor sport in the 1990s will have doubted that he had the potential to become a Grand Prix race winner. We are delighted that his well-deserved success at the highest level of motor racing can be traced through Britain`s junior formulae – karting, Formula Ford and Formula 3. It only serves to confirm the UK`s position as the strongest and most competitive proving ground in the world for young drivers.
“Jenson`s victory is the perfect way to bring attention to the success of UK motor sport as we head into National Motorsport Week (August 12-20). Hopefully this will act as a spur to open up motor sport to new audiences, whether competitors, spectators or officials. We would urge anyone with an interest in motor racing to go along to their local club events or venues next week and get involved. More details can be found at www.nationalmotorsportweek.co.uk.”