Formula 1 series to honour past stars

New trophy and a Hall of Fame

Organisers of the Formula 1 world championship series have announced that those who made an impact on the sport of circuit racing over the past 50 years are to be honoured in a Hall of Fame. Formula 1 promoter, Nicolo di San Germano, will be presenting a “Lap of Honour” Award and a Hall of Fame to the sport’s outstanding drivers making a significant contribution since 1963.

“Our series officially began back in 1981. However, the sport of catamaran racing dates back to the early 1960’s while power boat racing goes back even further to 1903,” said San Germano. “We now want to begin honouring the people who have paved the way to our current success by awarding a “Lap of Honour” Trophy. This will give all race fans an opportunity to recognised stars of yesteryear while understanding where the sport has come from and where it is heading as we near the close of the first decade of the 21st century.”

There are many well deserved candidates likely to be offered a place in the “Hall Of Fame”. However the opening year will see just four nominations with only members of the media covering the series on a full time basis eligible to vote. The two nominations attracting the highest number of votes will be elected to the 2009 “Hall Of Fame”.

“We realize that catamaran racing goes back almost 50 years and it’s important for us to honour the right people said Nicolo.”We are also making it possible for our followers to be involved via our homepage on”

The four nominations for the “U.I.M. F1 World Championship ‘Lap of Honour” Trophy in 2009 – will be, Renato Molinari, Bill Seebold, Jonathan Jones, and Scott Gillman.