Renowned Formula 1 figure Ross Brawn will be the guest of honour for this month’s Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame dinner.
“Australians have played and has since played a role in the evolution of motor sports since its earliest days,” Brawn said.
“For a country with a relatively small population, Australia has had incredible success on motor sports’ world stage in a diverse range of two and four-wheel competition.”
Brawn’s career started in 1973 as a milling machine operator at March, before joining their Formula 3 operation. Decades later, Brawn go on to be part of multiple Formula 1 Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships at Benetton, Ferrari and eventually the team that bearing his own name Brawn GP in 2009.
After retiring from Formula 1’s team environment in early 2014, Brawn later returned to the sport in an administration capacity with the category’s commercial rights holder Formula One Group as their Managing Director of Motor Sports.
“The Australian Grand Prix is always one of the highlights of the F1 season and I have received terrific feedback on what the Hall of Fame dinner has added to the spectacle the last couple of years,” Brawn said.
“Garry (Connelly) and his team have done a terrific job making this a world-class event which can be enjoyed by the industry, the family and friends of the recipients and the fans, which really is rare.”
Garry Connelly, Chairman of the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame, was proud to secure Brawn’s attendance with previous guests making a special appearance including FIA President Jean Todt, Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton.
“We are delighted that Ross has accepted our invitation to be a guest speaker at our third annual dinner on Friday, March 23,” Connelly said.
“Ross has some amazing stories and will share some insights into the ever-changing world of Formula One. “The dinner will again be a who’s who of national and international motorsports and we are delighted that this will again be a public event where passionate fans can be in the same room as some of the greatest names and achievers across all disciplines of the sport.”
The Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame was launched in 2016 as a celebration of four and two-wheeled motor sport. The annual black-tie event has already become one of the highlights of the Australian Grand Prix weekend in Melbourne.
This month’s event will be held on Friday March 23 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, with 21 legends of the sport to be inducted.
The night will also include the Speedcafe.com Spirit of Speed award presented by Michelin, which will be awarded to Australian Motor Sport’s Volunteer of the Year.
A strictly limited number of General Admission tickets for the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame Induction Gala presented by Speedcafe.com are now on sale for $295 each (inc GST).
Published: 12 March, 2018