The Australian Grand Prix Corporation has named the Australian Motor Sport Foundation (AMSF) as the Official Charity of the 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.
The AMSF aims to nurture Australia's young motorsport talent by providing financial and personal support to ensure they are able to reach their full potential in international competition.
Previous AMSF beneficiaries include some of the most recognised names in Australian motorsport such as Daniel Ricciardo, Will Power, Will Davison and James Courtney.
AMSF Chairman, Geoff Morgan expressed his sincere thanks for the opportunity.
“For our young drivers to have the AMSF and the people of Australia behind them when they compete internationally is an incredible benefit and support. We want to thank everybody in anticipation of their generosity at the 2013 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix,” he said.
During the 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix, the AMSF will be reaching out to motorsport enthusiasts to help raise funds which will be invested in discovering, nurturing and developing Australia’s future stars.
AMSF Patron Alan Jones is delighted that the Australian Grand Prix Corporation is supporting the organisation.
“Australians have a long and proud history in motorsport, often punching above our weight on the international stage. It’s fantastic to see Mark and Daniel on the F1 starting grid – with Daniel having received the backing of the AMSF in the early part of his career, and both are now a huge source of inspiration to many young drivers,” he said.
”It’s important that we continue to support the work of the AMSF so we are in a position to discover the next Mark Webber.”
CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Andrew Westacott, said he was proud that the Corporation is able to champion such an important program.
“It is fundamental for the continued success of Australian motorsport that we provide the necessary financial, emotional and strategic advice to these young sportsmen and women,” he added.
“Without the programs provided by the AMSF, the next generation of Australian motorsport talent could slip through the cracks.”
In the coming weeks, the AMSF will announce their plans to raise awareness and funds at the 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.