Vale Tom Warwick

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of a dear friend of the Grand Prix family, Tom Warwick.

A proud Melburnian and astute businessman, Warwick’s passion for motorsport led him to become the founding Chairman of the Australian Motorsport Foundation (AMSF), which exists today as the CAMS Foundation.

“Tom was a great man, passionate motorsport fan and friend to many,” said Australian Grand Prix Corporation Chairman, John Harnden AM.

“His love of motorsport and the contribution he made to assisting young drivers achieve their dreams was inspiring. While he will be sorely missed he will never be forgotten.”

His work with friend and colleague, CAMS Foundation Chairman Geoff Morgan, has helped launch the careers of drivers such as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo, IndyCar champion Will Power, Supercars stars James Courtney, Will Davison, Scott Pye and Cameron McConville, and rally drivers Chris Atkinson and Molly Taylor.

Finding his calling helping aspiring young drivers to reach their full potential, Warwick (together with Morgan) founded PODIUM – a group which exists to provide the financial backing required for young Australian motorsport competitors to rise through the ranks in the sport – in 2016.

One of PODIUM’s notable young chargers is Joey Mawson who won the German Formula 4 title in 2016 and is set to make his GP3 debut in Catalunya, Spain this weekend.

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation extends its deepest sympathies to Warwick’s wife Robyn, family and friends at this time.

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