Lewis Hamilton to meet MSA Road Safety Competition winners


Reigning Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton has renewed his support for the 2015 Motor Sports Association Film Competition. The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team has already given its backing to the road safety initiative, and in addition to receiving an exclusive garage tour with the champion outfit, the two prize winners will now also get the chance to meet with Hamilton to receive their prizes.

The 2015 Film Studies Competition is open to everyone between the ages of 16 and 24. Research shows that road traffic accidents are the biggest killers in this age group, and as such the UK’s motor sport governing body has launched this campaign to raise awareness and engage with the at-risk age group directly.

In association with Allianz, two teams of up to five young people will get an amazing experience as they travel to Monza to meet Hamilton, get up-close to his stunning F1 car and then enjoy the race from prime grandstand seats. What’s more, each winning team will receive £4,000 to spend on filming equipment.

“It’s great to be back on-board with the campaign,” said Hamilton. “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, supported by our partner Allianz, again in 2015. The FIA Action for Road Safety is a fantastic initiative, 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.”

As part of the FIA Action For Road Safety, the Film Studies Competition asks entrants to make a film of no more than 90 seconds highlighting one of the FIA’s Ten Golden Rules of Safer Motoring as outlined below:

  • 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)
  • Be courteous.

Entries can be sent in via Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #SafeRoadToMonza as well as via email and post. For more information, click here.

The competition closes on Friday 17 July.

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