ROKiT Williams Racing is supporting F1’s initiative to raise money for victims of the Australian Bushfire that has ravaged the country in recent months.
Up to now over 30 people have been killed and around 25 million acres of land burned – mostly bush, parkland and woodland, and despite cooler temperatures having calmed most of the bushfire, over 50 separate fires still burn today.
Following a number of high profile figures and organisations pledging money to help deal with the aftermath of such devastation including Formula 1 World Champ Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1 announced last week that it will be holding a charity auction to sell off F1 memorabilia and experiences to contribute to the fundraising.
Among the auction lots are Pirelli flying laps and paddock experiences, driver apparel, including Daniil Kvyat’s race suit and Daniel Ricciardo’s signed race gloves.
Williams Racing have added their wsupport to the auction too, with a meet and greet with Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams (currently at £1025), and a meet and greet with Williams’ two drivers, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi (again, currently at £1025).
With around a month left to run on the auction, it currently stands to raise around £50,000, with more likely to come.
All monies raised will be donated to four charities/not for profit organisations that have been chosen by the Australia Grand Prix Association: Red Cross Australia, Country Fire Authority Victoria, The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal and WWF Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund.
There is also an option to donate £10 to the bushfire appeal, if, like me, you don’t have a cool couple of grand spare to spend on what I’m sure would be a truly memorable experience.