Max Marzorati has become the first motorsport advocate for Ben, the charity which supports those who work, or have worked, in the UK automotive industry and their family dependents.
Ben provides health & wellbeing support for thousands of automotive professionals every year through its free and confidential online self-help, helpline and support services .
The charity’s logo will be seen on Max’s race car this weekend (7-8 Nov) at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit when he competes in the final rounds of the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship for the Chris Dittman Racing team.
Max, aged 20 from Harrow, said: “I’m honoured to be an advocate for Ben – the past three generations of my family have all worked in automotive, dating back to the 1960s, so there’s a real connection for me.
“I hope my motorsport activity can raise the profile of the excellent support provided by Ben – in current times their services are needed more than ever by automotive professionals and their families.
“I also hope my racing on track can provide inspiration for young people in automotive – whether apprentices, trainees or children whose parents work in the industry.”
Matt Wigginton, Fundraising Director at Ben, commented: “We’re delighted that rising motorsport star, Max, has decided to become an advocate for Ben. Advocates like Max help us raise awareness about the vital support we provide for automotive industry people.
“Right now, our support is needed now more than ever, and our advocates are helping us ensure no-one has to face life’s challenges alone. We can’t thank Max enough for spreading the word about Ben and we look forward to working together.”
Max’s races in British F3 at Silverstone this weekend are alongside the final rounds of the British GT Championship in which former Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button will be competing.