Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll grid gains to raise money for cancer charity
A new initiative launched by Racing Point title sponsor SportPesa will raise money for the Breast Cancer Care charity, but the total is dependant on how well drivers Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll perform.
Called the 'Grid That Gives', SportPesa will donate £1,000 ($1,250) to the cancer charity for each position gained by Racing Point drivers from their starting grid position.
The initiative launches this weekend with the hashtag '#SpGridthatGives' displayed prominently on boths cars across the British Grand Prix weekend.
SportPesa and Racing Point have already raised over £212,000 for the charity to date since 2017. The money raised has helped the charity fund life-changing support for people affected by breast cancer in the UK.
Continuing this commitment to Breast Cancer Care’s vital work, SportPesa has pledged a minimum donation of £50,000 to the charity through SportPesa Grid That Gives, which will not be capped, by the end of the 2019 season.
"We are proud of the work that has been done through our partnership with Breast Cancer Care, and it’s great to see SportPesa joining our efforts to raise further awareness and funds," commented Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer.
"The work of this charity makes a real difference to those people affected by breast cancer and with SportPesa’s commitment we will surpass the £250,000 fundraising target we set two years ago.
"SportPesa’s idea adds some fun to proceedings and is a wonderful way to combine our performance on track with raising money for such an important cause."