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F1 champ continues support for competition

Monday 11th May 2015

Lewis Hamilton, the reigning Formula 1 World Champion, has renewed his support for the 2015 Motor Sports Association Film Competition.

The 2015 Film Studies Competition is designed to raise awareness of road safety and engage with young drivers and is open to people aged 16-24 years.

The competition, which is part of the FIA Action For Road Safety, asks entrants to make a film of no more than 90 seconds highlighting one of the FIA’s 10 ‘Golden Rules of Safer Motoring’: buckle up, respect the Highway Code, obey the speed limit, check tyre pressures, drive sober, protect children, pay attention, stop when tired, wear a helmet (on two wheels) and be courteous.

The two winning teams of up to five young people will travel to the Italian Grand Prix at Monza for an exclusive tour of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ team garage and to receive their prizes from Lewis Hamilton. Each winning team will also receive £4,000 to spend on filming equipment.

Lewis Hamilton said: “I had a lot of fun judging the entries and meeting the prize winners last year, and I’m looking forward to seeing what people come up with this time around.

“It’s a great initiative, and I think it’s important that motor sport engages with the problem of safety on the roads.”

Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport added, “The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team is delighted to be involved in the MSA Film Studies Competition and we’re looking forward to welcoming this year’s winners into the garage for a tour at Monza.

“A trip to a Grand Prix is a great prize and will definitely get young people thinking about the importance of road safety.”

The photo shows Lewis Hamilton and Jean Todt presenting the 2014 winning teams with their prizes. The 2015 competition closes on 17 July.


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