The Red Cross is implementing a pilot project to bring motorsports events closer to persons with reduced mobility. The new project is called “Bringing you closer to the Circuit”, and it intends to facilitate safe access to persons with mobility issues to the FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI 2017.
In phase one, the goal is to provide assistance to fans at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya between 9 am and 5 pm, all three Grand Prix days. The service will be provided on request (and requests are accepted until Sunday 14th May). The same initiative will later be replicated during the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya de MotoGP™.
The Red Cross will accompany users from the two accessible entrances of the racetrack, all the way to their allocated seats. Persons needing the Red Cross preventive services will also be catered for.
Given the size of the premises, the Red Cross will have two electric vehicles available to persons with functional diversity, and will also provide the technical staff and volunteers.
The Red Cross will continue providing preventive services at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, as it has for the last 26 years. The Red Cross offers on site healthcare at the racetrack to anyone in need -both spectators and race personnel-, as well as risk-behaviour prevention actions.