Sporting stars including Brazilian World Cup winning footballer, Dida and Dutch F1 hero Max Verstappen went head to head in a charity go-kart race at the hallowed Autodromo Nazionale Monza, ahead of the Italian Grand Prix this weekend in support of Heineken’s ‘When You Drive, Never Drink’ initiative with €25,000 being donated to an Italian road safety charity.
The F1 Stars were crowned 2017 ‘Champions of the Grid’ by team coach and racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart, ambassador of Heineken®’s ‘When You Drive, Never Drink’ initiative, defeating the UEFA Champions League legends 3-1.
Heineken®’s Champions of the Grid go-kart race was a ‘rematch’ to Heineken®’s 2016 Champions of the Grid football match, which saw UEFA Champions League Legends take on F1® drivers in a five-a-side football match during the Italian GP weekend, clinching a 22-10 victory.
Champions of the Grid 2017 teams:
Heineken® F1 Stars: David Coulthard, Retired driver, Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing, Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing, Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India and Esteban Ocon, Sahara Force India.
Heineken® UEFA Champions League Legends:
Fransesco Toldo ex – Inter Milan and Italy, Dida ex-AC Milan and Brazil, Michel Salgado ex-Real Madrid and Spain, Louis Saha ex-Manchester United and France and Christian Karembeu ex-Real Madrid and France.