With just a week between the Austrian and British Grands Prix it’s a pretty hectic time of the season for all involved in F1. But for three Force India staff the next week is set to take on a rather different feel.
Composite technicians Mark Nicholson, Lewis Bates and Stuart Delf are going to walk 150 miles across five days in order to raise money for charity CLIC Sargent, which focuses on helping young people with cancer. They’ll be part of a 10-strong crew who will be walking the entire journey, with 40 others set to join them for various parts of the trek.
Starting at the McLaren F1 headquarters in Woking on July 11, the walk will stop off at every UK-based F1 team, taking in Williams, Renault, Haas, Mercedes, Red Bull and Force India, before finishing at Silverstone the day before the British GP on July 15.
Several F1-related things have been donated, such as one of Fernando Alonso’s helmets, a Force India steering wheel and a tour of the Renault factory. These will all go up for auction to raise further funds for the charity, and Force India will also be matching every donation made.
It’s a great event for a very worthy cause (and one that’s very close to our hearts here at WTF1), so if you want more information or you’d like to donate and show your support, click here to check out the JustGiving page or click here to get to their Twitter page.