The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone across the globe and health has seemingly received a lot of attention in the last one year. Though physical health was attended too and was given importance even in the pre-COVID era, the pandemic saw the growing importance of mental health which also led to a shift in the way people perceived mental health. People who used to mock and neglect mental health for all these years, now started equating it with physical well-being and even gave a greater importance. This was seen across all realms including sports with sportspersons raising awareness about the same.
Speaking of F1, many drivers including George Russell, Lando Norris and Pierre Gasly amongst others have spoken about mental health to stress on its importance. However, now it has taken an even bigger leap with a fan of the sport going at a whole different level to support the cause.
George Crawford to run London Marathon in Aston Martin F1 gear
An ardent F1 fan, George Crawford has gone a level higher to stress upon the importance of mental health and raise funds for charity. Crawford has joined hands with 'Mind', a mental health charity and will be running the iconic London Marathon in full Aston Martin race gear to raise funds for the organization.
“Over the last 18 months, the coronavirus pandemic has been causing havoc with lives. At this trying time, people living with mental health problems have had extra challenges forced upon them – extra challenges that now more than ever the kind and loving people at Mind are providing their services to assist everywhere and anywhere they can,” Crawford expressed highlighting how the pandemic has affected the mental health of individuals.
“It’s time to give back,” feels Crawford.
The gear which George Crawford has received includes suit, gloves, boots, underwear and a racing helmet. The helmet which the F1 fan has received is not an ordinary one; it’s the one which was used by Aston Martin’s key driver Lance Stroll in the Belgian, Dutch and Italian Grand Prix.