Drive for Good Campaign

    On the eve of the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards, the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team announced that team driver Nico Rosberg, who has been a Laureus ambassador since 2013, will spearhead the new #DriveForGood campaign for the 2015 season. From the 2015 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix onwards, for the remainder of the season, Mercedes-Benz will donate 100 Euros for every racing kilometre that Nico leads during the forthcoming 17 rounds of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. During the Stars & Cars Event Formula 1 Driver Nico Rosberg will commit the cheque to Edwin Moses, Chariman of the Laureus World Sports Academy. Currently Nico leads with 1090 kilometres.

    Nico Rosberg:
    “Laureus is a cause that is very close to my heart and I am very proud to work as an ambassador for the foundation,” commented Nico. “It’s a source of great inspiration for me to see the fantastic work that the foundation is doing for children round the world. Sport and competition taught me a lot about hard work, determination and respect when I was growing up, so hopefully I can demonstrate that and maybe provide a bit of inspiration of my own. The #DriveForGood campaign is a wonderful next step as it combines my determination to lead as many laps as possible in every race with a good cause; thank you for Mercedes-Benz for their generosity in supporting the Foundation in this way. I probably shouldn’t say this, but hopefully I will cost the company a lot of money in donations this year!”