Formula 1 has donated €1m to assist the relief efforts ongoing in Emilia Romagna following devastating flooding and landslides in the region.
Food and water from the Paddock Club, circuit, teams and F1 hospitality has also been donated to a group organising food banks for those affected by the flooding.
Formula 1 called off the planned Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Wednesday following extreme rainfall which caused extensive flooding in the province.
As of Friday, the red alert remains active in Emilia Romagna, 290 landslides have been recorded, while 23 rivers and streams remain flooded.
“I was born and grew up in the marvellous lands of Emilia-Romagna, a place that is living through some of the saddest moments in its history,” said Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.
“The situation facing the communities in the region is terrible, but I know that the resilience and passion of the people in the region, like so many across Italy, will prevail through this crisis.
“We must do everything we can to support them at this difficult time and that is why we are donating to help support the relief efforts on the ground.
“My thoughts, on behalf of the entire Formula 1 community, are with everyone affected and we want to thank the emergency services for their incredible work.”
More than 15,000 people have been displaced by the floods while over 500 roads remain closed due to the situation.