Hinwil, 20th May 2014 – The Sauber F1 Team and Chelsea Football Club meld the passion for racing and football while offering sports fans a unique chance to win an unforgettable trip. Besides visiting one of the world’s most famous and successful football teams, the lucky winners will also enjoy the Sauber F1 Team race action during this year’s Formula 1 British Grand Prix in Silverstone.
Fans of sport from around the globe are able to take part in the ‘Pitch to Podium’ competition. The six lucky ones are going to experience a unique adventure including return flights to the UK for themselves and a guest, accommodation and transfers, with behind-the-scenes exclusive access to Chelsea’s training headquarters and a tour of Stamford Bridge, their iconic central London home. Afterwards, they will get to know the exciting world of Formula 1 at the Silverstone race circuit on 6th July. A VIP Sauber F1 Team garage tour is waiting for them, where they will meet both drivers, Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrian Sutil, as they prepare for the race. The winners will also be able to follow the race action from a prime grandstand seat. Besides that, six Sauber F1 Team-Chelsea FC packages signed by the drivers can be won.
Since 2012 the Sauber F1 Team has enjoyed a remarkable partnership with the British Premier League Club Chelsea FC, which both teams have benefited from. They have offered several exciting prizes to fans across the globe, shared social media questions and answer sessions between players and drivers, and worked together to inspire children in Europe and Asia through Formula 1 and football events.
For more information and to enter the ‘Pitch to Podium’ competition, please click on the following link:
Esteban Gutiérrez, Sauber F1 Team driver:
“I think it is a great idea, not everyone is a motor racing and football fan at the same time, so I think it is a good exchange in order to increase the interest and to build a relationship between racing and football. I like football, I follow the Chelsea FC matches and enjoy watching them a lot. The prize contest is a great thing, and I am sure the winners will have a fantastic time. I am more than glad to welcome them in Silverstone and I will give them some insights into racing.”
Ron Gourlay, Chelsea Chief Executive Officer:
“We are delighted to join up with the Sauber F1 Team to offer this excellent prize to sports fans around the world. The British Grand Prix is one of the standout events on the sporting calendar, while the opportunity to see behind the scenes at Cobham and Stamford Bridge is a fantastic opportunity for any Chelsea supporter.”
Please note - this competition is open only to entrants from the Europe, India, China, Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United States of America.