Formula 1 Fans in the Cayman Islands reached their target of raising $1,400 in cash, groceries and household items for the Meals On Wheels programme from the final grand prix for which they are supporting this particular charity.
At the Lone Star Bar & Grill on Sunday, the group members watched the Bahrain race on delayed TV. Everyone makes at least a $2 donation for a worthy cause and all are entered in a free prize draw.
Bahrain was won by Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, his second victory of the season. The triple world champion headed Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean, who denied Force India’s Paul di Resta a first career podium in the closing laps.
The Scot had, like Raikkonen, done one fewer pit stops than the other leaders but could not hold Grosjean. Lewis Hamilton took fifth for Mercedes. Formula 1 club organiser Danny Roach said: “It was another very competitive race from Bahrain and we raised another $266 in cash plus grocery donations for Meals On Wheels in Cayman.
“Our grand total for these first four races is $847 plus at least $500 in groceries, so I would say that we have met our unofficial goal of raising $1,400 for our Cayman Meals On Wheels programme.
“Congratulations to Gina, Lisa, Rob, Juliana, Wendy and Nathan on being door prize winners.”
The next Formula 1 race to be screened at Lone Star is the Spanish Grand Prix on 12 May from 9am.