Who We Are
The British Racing Drivers' Club is very much regarded as custodian of motor racing's bloodline and heritage in Great Britain, its history rooted in a very different era and its core values have remained essentially unchanged over the decades. Today the BRDC casts its net wide when it comes to encouraging and conserving all that is best in British motor racing, whether this means encouraging young talent through the Club's Superstars and Rising Stars initiatives, or looking after the best interests for the future of Silverstone.
The entry criteria to the Club remain exacting. Full Membership is offered only to those ladies and gentlemen who have achieved top national or international motor racing success over a number of seasons. Associate membership is offered to those who, although not qualifying for Full Membership, have made an exceptional contribution to the sport. Honorary Membership is for a special few, including F1 champions, who do not otherwise qualify.
In Lewis Hamilton MBE, BRDC Member 1107, this country had its first Formula One World Champion since Damon Hill took the title in 1996. Fellow Member Jenson Button MBE would also become World Champion in 2009, followed by Lewis's return to the throne in 2014 and 2015. Inspirational figures whose public personas are a credit to the sport, Lewis and Jenson join a long line of diverse, talented and charismatic personalities who have not only made motor racing such a compelling sport over the decades, but also added lustre to the BRDC's reputation and standing. Long may it continue.
|President in Chief||HRH The Duke of Kent K.G.|
|Vice President for Life||Sir Stirling Moss OBE|