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Make-A-Wish Celebrates F1 Wish Granting and New Collaboration with GP Management

Make-A-Wish Celebrates F1 Wish Granting and New Collaboration with GP Management

In March, 14 critically-ill children from Australia and New Zealand saw their wishes come true at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2024. Finn, Coby, Rebecca, Tayla and Jemma met with 3-times World Champion Max Verstappen and got some of their favourite memorabilia signed by the Red Bull superstar before they sat down with him and asked him many questions about racing. Kobe, Caleb and Jordan met with famous Ferrari race engineer Jock Clear and up-and-coming Ferrari Driver Academy star and F2 driver Oliver Bearman, whilst Jeremy, Alex and Oliver met hometown hero Oscar Piastri. All the children and their families then got to enjoy the action-packed third race of the season on the grandstands in Melbourne Albert Park.

In April, Make-A-Wish entered a generous collaboration with renowned Italian sparkling wine Ferrari Trento, the Official Toast of F1 and the Italian luxury sparkling wine used in all Grand Prix podium celebrations. This year, fans across the world can support Make-A-Wish by taking a one-of-a-kind piece of the Grand Prix home with them: 16 Ferrari Trento F1 Podium Jeroboam bottles will be up for auction this year, signed by the top three drivers from each race after the podium celebrations. Matteo Lunelli, CEO and President of Ferrari Trento comments: “Philanthropy is a value close to the heart of Ferrari Trento, so we are honoured to be supporting Make-A-Wish this year.”

In May, 6 children diagnosed with critical illnesses saw their wish granted at the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix 2024 where they joined a special paddock tour inside the Miami Dolphins stadium and met some of their favourite drivers, including race winner Lando Norris, who signed autographs and took selfies with them, before they settled into their grandstand seats together with their families for the weekend. “I got to see history made!” said Victoria, one of the wish child after Lando’s win on Sunday, “I still can’t believe it is real”.

In July, Make-A-Wish will celebrate the launch of a new collaboration with GP Management, the organisers of the legendary Grand Prix Ball. The July 3rd event at The Peninsula Hotel, London promises an unforgettable evening of entertainment, star-studded appearances, and a stunning display of iconic F1 cars, all in support of Make-A-Wish. The Grand Prix Ball will feature special guest appearances from the world of racing. “This event is a celebration of the glamour and excitement of Formula 1, and we are…

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