Following the cancellation of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix due to devastating floods, Formula 1 have pledged their support to the relief efforts in the region.
The race at Imola was cancelled on Wednesday after assessing the potential risks of interruption to emergency services and the local infrastructure.
Formula 1 confirmed that they will donate one million Euros to the relief operations in Emilia Romagna, with the money going to Emilia-Romagna Region’s Agency for Territorial Safety and Civil Protection.
The food and drink that was reserved for the Paddock Club, circuit, teams and hospitality has also been donated, with the supplies going to local food banks to help those affected by the floods.
“I was born and grew up in the marvellous lands of Emilia-Romagna, a place that is living through some of the saddest moments in its history," commented Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.
"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.”
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