One Lap for Mind
To celebrate three years of McLaren Racing's partnership with Mind, the Formula 1 team has launched a new virtual fundraising challenge.
Join One Lap for Mind to walk, run, or cycle 5.9km - the distance of one lap of the Silverstone circuit. This will run across the week of the British Grand Prix from the 27 June - 3 July.
One Lap for Mind is all about completing the 5.9km distance at a pace that suits you. That might mean taking on the full 5.9km in one go. Or you could break it down and complete 1km a day over the course of the week.
If you raise more than £59 you’ll be entered into a prize draw. One lucky challenger will win the chance to meet Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. They'll also get to do their 5.9km on track at Silverstone with the Formula 1 team.
Supporting Mind since 2020
Since July 2020, McLaren Racing has been partnering with Mind as part of their support for Formula 1’s #WeRaceAsOne campaign. The campaign is aimed at supporting those most affected and in need as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The partnership stems from McLaren’s increased focus on mental health as part of its overall health and wellbeing programme. As a team in a high-performance environment at the peak of motorsport, mental health and wellbeing is a key priority.
As part of the collaboration, Mind’s logo has featured on McLaren Racing collateral. This includes their engine covers, pit crew helmets and on the helmets of McLaren F1 drivers, Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo.
During the partnership, McLaren Racing has raised nearly £400,000 for Mind. They raised this huge sum through running a number of hugely successful prize draws and hosting the first Stream for Mind e-sports event.
In addition, they've been spreading awareness of mental health and wellbeing through their global audience. This includes the following video How McLaren Racing managed mental health during Australia quarantine:
More about the partnership
Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing, said:
“We chose to continue supporting Mind into the 2022 season as part of our goal to positively impact our people and the communities where we work and race. It is important that we continue to spotlight the mental health emergency created by the pandemic, and support the services Mind offer and the positive impact they make on people’s lives.”
Paul Farmer, CEO, Mind said:
“The entire McLaren Racing family has been behind our partnership from the moment it launched back in 2020, helping to make it a success through some creative fundraising activities and encouraging important conversations around mental health.
“Even though 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem each year, many of us don’t know where to reach out for support or how to share what we’re going through. We’re determined to change that. With the support of McLaren Racing and their fans, we can reach even more people through services like Mind Infoline and Side by Side, so that no one has to experience a mental health problem alone.”