Racing Point driver Lance Stroll will donate $1,800 to the LA Fire Department for each point he scores at Formula 1’s Belgian Grand Prix, as fires ravish California.
Massive wildfires have broken out in California in recent weeks, with US President Donald Trump declaring the situation a major disaster.
Over a hundred thousand people are under evacuation orders while the fires are believed to have been responsible for at least seven fatalities in the state.
Stroll, who races with the number 18 in Formula 1, will donate $1,800 per point scored at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend, and is also making an additional donation.
“This past week has been a time of reflection for me,” Stroll wrote on his Instagram account.
“It’s devastating to see what’s happening in California. Millions of animals are at risk and over a hundred thousand people have evacuated their homes.
“I will be raising money through the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, to help now as the fires begin to worsen through the week and they will need our help now more than ever.
“I sincerely hope that we can all come together and contribute towards this cause, everything counts as we can make a difference. Please share this with your peers and others as this is a time to come together.”
Stroll has scored 40 points across the opening six rounds of the 2020 campaign, with a best finish of fourth in Styria and Spain.