Formula 1 Helps Grant Wishes Around the World

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Formula 1, one of the world's greatest sports and entertainment spectacles, and Make-A-Wish, the global children's charity, have strengthened their alliance, coming together to create extraordinary moments and fulfil life-changing wishes for children living with critical illnesses. This collaboration marks a new chapter in their shared commitment to making wishes come true for courageous young individuals around the globe.  

Formula 1 will open its doors to eligible wish children and their families, granting them exclusive access to the heart of the action during prestigious Grand Prix events throughout the season. These exceptional behind-the-scenes experiences will allow them to witness the adrenaline-pumping races and create cherished memories.  

The commitment between Formula 1 and Make-A-Wish represents a powerful alliance that will ignite countless smiles, joy, and inspiration in the lives of children facing critical illnesses. 

With the global reach of Formula 1 and the unwavering dedication of Make-A-Wish, this collaboration will create a world where every child's wish holds the power to become a reality. 

We would be delighted if you joined us by giving what you can today to help us bring hope and joy to wish children tomorrow.  

Wish child Hosam meets F1 racer Lewis Hamilton

Hosam's wish

“I wish to meet with Lewis Hamilton” - Hosam, wish granted in 2017, UAE

Hosam had a deep desire to meet his idol, Lewis Hamilton, and aspired to pursue a career as a race car driver

In 2018, he not only met with his favorite driver, but also received from an incredibly generous bidder a unique item at a Formula 1 themed fundraiser for Make-A-Wish — an original race suit worn by FIA safety car driver Bernd Mayländer, adorned with the signatures of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. This extraordinary gift, and his wish granted to meet his idol, ignited a flame within Hosam, propelling him to accomplish remarkable feats. 

Today, he has not only completed his education and enrolled in university but has also become an enthusiastic part-time racing driver, achieving remarkable podium finishes in his native country of Jordan.