GP2 Series Prize Giving Ceremony

The GP2 Series 2008 Prize giving Ceremony and the Winning Attitudes Awards (WAA) will be dedicated to solidarity.

In less than a month, the 2008 GP2 Series season will draw to an end and a new champion will be crowned. With only two race weekends to go, the GP2 Series is getting ready for the end of the season ceremony which will take place after the last race of the championship in Monza.

The GP2 Series 2008 Prize Giving Ceremony featuring the 7th Annual Winning Attitudes Awards (WAA) Charity Evening will be held the 14th of September at 7:00pm at the exclusive Sporting Club Monza.

This exciting event has become a classic season-closing celebration. Not only does it  celebrate  all  the  protagonists  of  yet  another  breathtaking  season  of  motor  racing,  but  it  also praises  mental  strength,  talent  and  team  spirit,  and  at  the  same  time  it  supports  the  Gonzalo Rodriguez   Memorial   Foundation   (GRMF)   and   raises  money  for  underprivileged  children  in Uruguay.

This year, the GP2 drivers will be asked to express with a drawing or some words their feelings and views on world solidarity. The testimony featured on a huge canvas will be auctioned during the Prize Giving Ceremony. For  the  fourth  consecutive  year,  the  Gonzalo  Rodriguez  Special  Award  will  reward  a  GP2 member that best embodies the late Uruguayan driver’s exceptional human qualities.

The prize, an  authentic  replica  of  Maestro  Pablo  Atchugarry’s  magnificent  marble  piece  –  inspired  by Gonzalo, will be presented by Bridgestone.

Penny Whitaker, Charlie Whiting and Giorgio Pantano have been honoured with this prize in the first three editions. Moreover, a Pre Event will be held at the GP2 Series Paddock on Thursday September 11th from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Several Formula One drivers, along with all the GP2 competitors, will gather  in  the  GP2  Hospitality  to sign on a huge canvas their support to the Gonzalo Rodriguez Memorial Foundation. The WAA nominees will be revealed, together with other surprises. During the  short  event,  artist  Bill  Patterson  will  create  a  painting  which  will  then  be  auctioned  on  the Sunday evening.


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