Mar.14 (Red Bull) Christian Horner, Adrian Newey and some of their Red Bull Racing colleagues warmed up for the 2012 season by running up more than £20,000 for Wings For Life.
Our Team Principal and Chief Technical Officer were part of the Red Bull Racing Senior Management team who ran Sunday’s Silverstone Half Marathon for spinal cord injury charity Wings For Life.
Christian completed the 13-mile race around three laps of the famous Northamptonshire circuit in a time of 2hrs 32mins. He said: “Everyone running for Wings for Life has done themselves proud. We all made it over the finish line and Adrian and I were pleased to finish with just two minutes between us – I only just managed to beat him! Now it’s on to another track at Melbourne and time to kick-off the F1 season.”
Nikki Wilson, Head of Wings For Life UK, added: “We are so grateful for all of the hard work and commitment from the Red Bull Racing team and all of our runners who took part. Despite the unexpected heat, every runner completed the challenge, many of whom have never competed at this distance before. The Silverstone Half-Marathon has been a great way to kick-start our fundraising calendar and we’re thrilled that over £20,000 will go towards spinal cord injury research.”
Wings For Life is Red Bull Racing’s official charity, with logos featured on both Sebastian’s and Mark’s team kit and their cars. Both our drivers and former British F1 driver David Coulthard are ambassadors for the charity. The charity was established in 2004 and is committed to finding a cure for spinal cord injury. Wings For Life organises a range of fundraising events for supporters in the UK and the Silverstone Half Marathon was its first of its 2012 fundraising calendar.