In support of the ongoing relief efforts in Emilia Romagna, Formula 1 has contributed €1 million to the special fund setup by the region.
The Emilia Romagna region and Northern Italy in general have been grappling with severe flooding and landslides, and F1’s donation aims to provide much-needed assistance.
Additionally, Formula 1 has extended its support by donating food and water from various sources, including the Paddock Club, circuit, teams, and F1 hospitality.
These supplies have been provided to a dedicated group that is organizing food banks for the individuals and families affected by the devastating floods.
As a result of the unprecedented rainfall and the subsequent extensive flooding in the province, Formula 1 made the sensible decision to cancel the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, which had been scheduled to take place this weekend.
This decision was made in light of the circumstances and the need to prioritize the safety and well-being of all involved.
Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali, who was born and grew up in the Emilia Romagna, was particularly affected by this week’s natural disaster.
“The situation facing the communities in the region is terrible, but I know that the resilience and passion of the people in the region, like so many across Italy, will prevail through this crisis.
“We must do everything we can to support them at this difficult time and that is why we are donating to help support the relief efforts on the ground.
“My thoughts, on behalf of the entire Formula 1 community, are with everyone affected and we want to thank the emergency services for their incredible work.”
Formula 1’s donation follows Ferrari’s €1 million pledge on Thursday to the Emilia-Romagna Region's Agency for Territorial Safety and Civil Protection.