Yesterday, during the Winning Attitudes Awards announcement, all GP2 competitors along with some F1 drivers have united to support the Gonzalo Rodriguez Memorial Foundation.
This weekend in Monza, the 2008 GP2 Series season will crown their new champion, an event celebrated by this Sunday’s Prize Giving Ceremony.
During a Pre Event held yesterday at the GP2 Series Paddock, all GP2 competitors along with Heikki Kovalainen, Nelson Piquet Jr, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Kazuki Nakajima signed on huge canvases their support to the Gonzalo Rodriguez Memorial Foundation. During this short event, Canadian artist Bill Patterson created a painting that Formula One drivers signed. This original painting will be auctioned this Sunday evening at the GP2 Series 2008 Prize Giving Ceremony which will be held at the exclusive Sporting Club Monza. Moreover, the GP2 drivers all signed a big picture and expressed with a drawing or some words their feelings and views on world solidarity. Their testimony will also be put up for auction on Sunday evening.
The GP2 Series 2008 Prize Giving Ceremony will once again feature the 7th Annual Winning Attitudes Awards (WAA), an exciting event that 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. The winners of the WAA will be revealed on Sunday night, together with the Gonzalo Rodriguez Special Award. This prestigious prize rewards someone 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 who passed away exactly 9 years ago yesterday, will be presented by Bridgestone.
Penny Whitaker, Charlie Whiting and Giorgio Pantano have been honoured with this prize in the first three editions.
WAA nominees (in alphabetical order):
Best Team Presentation Barwa International Campos, DPR, iSport International, Piquet Sports and Trident Racing
Best Team Communications Durango, Racing Engineering and Trident Racing
Best Team Spirit BCN, DPR, iSport International, Piquet Sports and Supernova Racing Best Team Strategists iSport, Piquet Sports, Racing Engineering and Trust Team Arden Steeve Marcel –
Best Engineered Team iSport International and Racing Engineering