Peter Riches awarded HRH Prince Michael Award of Merit

Saturday 08 July 2023

Peter Riches, Chief Scrutineer of the British Grand Prix, today received the HRH Prince Michael Award of Merit at the British Grand Prix.

Presented by HRH Prince Michael of Kent himself, the award is the highest personal honour made by Motorsport UK and is given in recognition of meritorious service to UK motorsport.

The award recognises not just Peter’s 35-year tenure as British GP Chief Scrutineer and his 45-year work in support of the event, but also his far broader contribution to motorsport in the UK.

For many, he was highly regarded as TOCA Technical Director, with more than 30 years in BTCC. His involvement within the motorsport industry however goes back to the 1970s when he worked with Lotus on both road and race cars, plus A1GP. He was also FIA Technical Delegate for Super Touring, amongst other projects.

In support of the governing body, Peter has contributed generously over the years to a range of committees, including Race and Technical and has been a Training Instructor since 1999 to bring on the next generation of talent.

Having worked at the British Grand Prix for 45 years, Peter has been succession planning his role. While this year is his last as Chief Scrutineer and he will be handing over the reins for 2024, he will still be involved on the team organisation and planning.