DUNFERMLINE twins took part in the opening ceremony of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday after they impressed a McLaren Formula One driver.

Kyle and Fiona Moffat, aged seven, who go to Canmore Primary School, were selected by Formula One driver Lando Norris to become virtual FIA F1 Future Stars and get a starring role on Sunday after they submitted a video entry thanking the work of the NHS.

The siblings not only wowed Norris but also Sky Sports F1 presenter and former F1 driver Karun Chandhok; BBC Radio 5 Live F1 presenter Jennie Gow; and F1 correspondent for the Sun, Ben Hunt, who also judged the video entry submissions.

Motorsport UK’s nationwide competition invited young karters and children of Motorsport UK members who work for the NHS to submit a 30-second video explaining why they wanted to be an F1 Future Star, who their F1 hero was and why, and what it would mean to represent the discipline of karting or the NHS at the British Grand Prix.

Kyle and Fiona, who are the children of NHS staff, impressed the judges by thanking the work of the NHS and speaking about their F1 heroes, Lewis Hamilton and David Coulthard.

On Sunday, they got to represent the NHS and UK Karting to millions watching the British Grand Prix around the world.

Norris said: “All of the entrants had a good passion for racing, were really enthusiastic and showed their love for the sport.”

Hugh Chambers, Motorsport UK CEO, added: “I’d like to congratulate Kyle and Fiona and all of our worthy winners and thank our panel for judging such a close competition.

"It’s been great to welcome the children of NHS workers in this year’s competition as a way of thanking them for the brilliant work that they’ve been doing on the NHS frontline.”