Racing Point doing their part for Breast Cancer Care

Sergio Perez, Racing Point and Lance Stroll, Racing Point pose for a picture with guests

SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team have announced the launch of a new fundraising initiative, SportPesa Grid That Gives.

Launching at this weekend’s British Grand Prix, SportPesa Grid That Gives will see the F1 Team’s title partner, SportPesa, donate £1,000 to Breast Cancer Care for every grid place gained by the team’s drivers, Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll, from their starting grid position to their end of race position.

The new initiative from SportPesa builds on the existing partnership between Breast Cancer Care and SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team, which has raised over £212,000 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. This means that SportPesa Racing Point F1 team is guaranteed to surpass its original £250,000 fundraising target for Breast Cancer Care by 2020.

As part of the initiative, the hashtag – #SpGridthatGives – will be part of the livery on both SportPesa Racing Point cars (RP19), featuring prominently on the airbox at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend.

Otmar Szafbauer, Racing Point CEO: “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.

“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.”

Mark McGuiness, Sportpesa UK Operations Director: “SportPesa is delighted to support Breast Cancer Care and the important work the charity undertakes in the UK. Supporting and investing in the communities in which we operate is one of our core values; breast cancer impacts so many lives, both directly and indirectly, so this is a partnership we all feel very strongly about.

“Together with the SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team, we hope to be able raise a significant amount of money for Breast Cancer Care and contribute to the charity’s vital research and support.”

Steve Lucas, Director of Fundraising at Breast Cancer Care: “We are grateful to the SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team and title sponsor SportPesa for their generous support. The funds raised by our partnership will help to make possible life-changing support for those affected by the disease.”