Motor sport supports Action for Road Safety
Since its launch in 2011, the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign has been enthusiastically championed by the motorsport community and well-known figures including Sebastian Vettel, Emerson Fittipaldi, Michael Schumacher, Sébastien Loeb, Yvan Muller and Monisha Kaltenborn who have fiercely backed the campaign’s simple message of safer motoring and safer road use.
Promoters, teams and drivers from the FIA's most prestigious championships have been showing continuous support, by displaying the FIA Action for Road Safety logo at races, on backdrops, banners, trucks, cars and helmets. Group photos are being taken, calling this year the public to sign our online road safety pledge.
F1, WTCC, World RX and F3 are already on board. Others will follow soon.
2015 FIA ACTION FOR ROAD SAFETY AMBASSADORS
FIA Formula One World Championship
Lewis Hamilton, 2014 FIA Formula One World Champion: "As an F1 driver, and even more now as a World Champion, I feel I have a responsibility to promote safe driving outside the track. The FIA’s 10 Golden Rules are simple rules that everyone should follow. I strongly encourage my fans to respect them and show their support by signing the pledge."
FIA World Endurance Championship
Check out the first teaser video of the WEC Ambassadors supporting FIA Action for Road Safety released on the occasion of Le Mans 24 Hours.
Audi Sport Team Joest driver teams #7 and #8, Nissan Motorsports driver teams #22 and #23 , Porsche Team driver teams #17 and #18, Toyota Racing driver teams #1 and #2 showed their support to the FIA's 10 Golden Rules for safer motoring and signed the Online Road Safety Pledge.
You can find here the latest video with french subtitles
Anthony Davidson, 2014 World Endurance Champion: "Road safety is an immensely important topic and something I feel strongly about, both as a racing driver and as a parent. The statistics are very disturbing and it’s easy to see why the FIA has made road safety such a priority. I am pleased to contribute to this global effort and I will give my full support to the FIA’s Action for Road Safety campaign."
Sébastien Buemi, 2014 World Endurance Champion: "I am very happy to be an ambassador for the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign. It is a great initiative from the FIA and it has the potential to make a real impact on thousands of lives around the world. If everyone signs the pledge and follows the simple advice, there will be a significant improvement in road safety; this is the target."
FIA World Rallycross Championship
Petter Solberg, 2014 World Rallycross Champion: "Every 30 seconds somebody is killed on the roads and each year there is 1.3 million people that die in road accidents around the world. That is twice the population of Oslo which is a frightening statistic and one that we need to reduce. If everyone signs the pledge and follows the simple advice, there will be a significant improvement in road safety".
FIA World Touring Car Championship
Check out the first teaser video of the WTCC Ambassadors supporting FIA Action for Road Safety.
Citroën racing drivers Yvan Muller, Sébastien Loeb, José-María López and Ma Qing Hua showed their support to the FIA's 10 Golden Rules for safer motoring and signed the Online Road Safety Pledge.
FIA World Karting Championship
Lando Norris, 2014 World Karting Champion : "I may not be old enough to drive on the roads yet, but as someone who drives on tracks around the world I still feel really strongly about getting the road safety message out there. The FIA’s 10 Golden Rules are an important step towards saving lives. I encourage everyone to sign the pledge and together we can make roads safer across the globe."
Marco Ardigo, 2014 World Karting Champion: "I am the 2014 Karting World Champion in KZ class. I won lots of titles and races in my life, but when I drive on the road I always pay attention to the surroundings and to the other cars. Something I learned is that you must behave and drive following the rules. Drive safely. Sign The Pledge!"
FIA Formula 3 European Championship
F3 drivers promoted the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign at the Grand Prix of Pau on 16-17 May 2015. They showed their support to the FIA's 10 Golden Rules for safer motoring and signed the Online Road Safety Pledge.
ERC drivers supporting FIA Action for Road Safety during the Ypres Rally.