In all honesty, I think this is one of the best stories I have heard for quite some time. We live in a world where may of us want to make change but not sure how to do so other than pledging money to a charity of our choosing. While we can make a difference there, I am so happy to see a new incentive and not a financial one that teams can profit from.
BWT Racing Point released a statement today to let us fans know that they are racing for something else.
For every race that Checo or Lance finish in the top 10 for the 2020 season, their main sponsor BWT will build a well in the villages of Gambia. So far with the first 8 races confirmed the team could win them selves championship points but, also make a difference in the world. This really tugs on the old heart strings.
"An Important Mission"
"The BWT b.Water Mission – a project of the AQA Pearls Foundation by BWT – is a cause close to the heart of BWT CEO Andreas Weißenbacher, with valuable work having already been underway over the past two years.
Having already teamed up with its brand ambassadors in ski jumping through the BWT Distance Award, Racing Point becomes the latest BWT partner to use sporting performance as a platform to contribute to the project.
The principle target of the initiative is to build a total of 10,000 b.Water Mission taps within the next seven years, ensuring that nobody in Gambia is forced to walk more than 150 metres to find clean, safe drinking water."
A Few Words from Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal BWT Racing Point F1 Team:
“One of the key strengths of our partnership with BWT is a shared commitment to using our expertise and the global platform of sport to drive real progress in global sustainability projects. BWT are already supporting the team in our push to cut down on single-use plastics in the Formula 1 paddock – and with the b.Water Mission, we now have an opportunity to make an impact beyond the confines of the racetrack. As we make our long-awaited return to racing in Austria, we now have an even greater incentive to push for strong results and play our part in this fantastic initiative.”