BWT and Racing Point to race for clean water

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Ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix double-header, the Racing Point F1 Team has announced that it will race for a fantastic mission in partnership with its title sponsor BWT.

Formula One is set to return to action this weekend when the field descends in Spielberg for the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. Next to its primary goal of fighting for championship points, the Racing Point squad will race for another aim too.

The Silverstone-based team’s title sponsor BWT has announced a fantastic initiative, titled b.Water Mission, that targets 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.

The team that is set to become Aston Martin’s works team from 2021 has revealed that its title sponsor, the Austrian manufacturer of water treatment systems will build a well in the villages of Gambia for every time Racing Point drivers Sergio Perez or Lance Stroll finish in a point-scoring place.

BWT Racing Point Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer has confirmed that his outfit will race for two goals in Austria with the water mission becoming its biggest off-track aim.

“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," he added.

„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.”