F1 to sell squares on chequered flag for charity
The initiative, launched on Tuesday, aims to combat racism and promote diversity while also helping those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic
Formula One fans can buy individual squares on the race-ending chequered flag, starting with next month's season-opening Austrian Grand Prix, to help raise money for charity, it announced on Tuesday.
The sport said 56 of the black and white squares will be available for fans to have their name printed on, with the remaining 24 allotted to the race promoter, as part of a #WeRaceAsOne initiative.
And as we build to Austria, we will be announcing new pledges to support a wide range of causes including front line workers, sustainability, inclusion and equality.#WeRaceAsOne #F1 https://t.co/PAHU4zELQh- Formula 1 (@F1) June 22, 2020
The initiative, launched on Tuesday, aims to combat racism and promote diversity while also helping those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The squares, which will be mounted and framed afterwards, will be sold for 200 pounds ($250.50) each.
The July 5 opener will be held without spectators at the Red Bull Ring.
Formula One and data partner Amazon Web Services also announced six new graphics for television viewers that will be introduced over the course of a season that has been delayed and reworked due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
They include 'car performance scores' as well as driver skills ratings and speed comparisons along with qualifying and race pace predictions.
The result gives Real Madrid the chance to move four points clear at... READ MORE
Turin side maintain four-point lead at top of the league after Dybala,... READ MORE
Cajoled by the dazzling Portuguese, United produced one of their best ... READ MORE
Argentinian ace nets a penalty to give Barcelona a 2-1 lead over... READ MORE
A round-up of major developments related to Covid-19 across the... READ MORE
She was not allowed to board her flight from Frankfurt as she did not ... READ MORE
Industry representatives praise authorities for their management of... READ MORE
The withdrawal will take effect on July 6, 2021 after Trump blamed... READ MORE