Formula 1 Rumors
Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll have won £15,000 for charity by winning a free-throw contest as Formula One and NBA stars linked up ahead of the United States Grand Prix. F1 comes to town in Austin, Texas this weekend, with Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton first and second after first practice.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Formula 1® (F1) today announced a first-of-its-kind content and promotion partnership to bring together the broad, global fanbases of the NBA and F1 in celebration of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary season and the return of F1 to the U.S. at the 2021 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ on Sunday, Oct. 24 in Austin, Texas.
On Thursday, Oct. 21, ESPN will host F1 drivers as they battle it out off the track in a free throw challenge at an NBA 75th Anniversary-themed basketball half-court within the Circuit of the Americas paddock. NBA legends will be onsite to meet the drivers and provide shooting tips as they compete to make the most free throws out of 10, with $20,000 up for grabs to be donated to the winner’s charity of choice.