GP2 season ending charity event, awards ceremony news

GP2 Series announces Season Ending Charity Event GP2 Series 2006 Prize Giving Ceremony featuring 5th Annual Winning Attitudes Awards The GP2 series and Gonzalo Rodriguez Memorial Foundation (GRMF) today announces the continuation of their ...

GP2 Series announces Season Ending Charity Event
GP2 Series 2006 Prize Giving Ceremony featuring 5th Annual Winning Attitudes Awards

The GP2 series and Gonzalo Rodriguez Memorial Foundation (GRMF) today announces the continuation of their partnership. For the 5th consecutive year the GRMF will host the Winning Attitudes Awards (WAA), in Monza, Italy. This year's charity dinner will be held together with the GP2 Series 2006 Prize Giving Ceremony on Sunday September 10, 2006. The GP2 Series and GRMF will continue the partnership forged in 2005 in order to have a fantastic season finale, award the championship trophies and, of course, to pay tribute to a much missed driver and person and raise funds for the organisation that carries his name.

Racing driver Gonzalo "Gonchi" Rodriguez was born in Uruguay and his promising career was cut abruptly on September 11, 1999. From that day on, Gonzalo's legacy has grown and touched many people. Throughout his career, all over the world, Gonzalo wore a broad smile and championed strong family and humanitarian values. Today, the positive spirit, warmth and generosity he espoused remain core values within the Gonzalo Rodriguez Memorial Foundation.

This charity event has become a tradition over recent years and it is a recognition to the leading lights in the GP2 Series, F1's leading feeder category. On this weekend international motor sport pauses to recognize the importance of team spirit as well as the core values of social responsibility by rewarding participants for their winning attitudes.

Who will the 2006 winners be?
This year the Award's list was amended so all the members of the GP2 Series will be recognised. Some new awards were included such as Driver Personality of the Year, Best Team strategists and Truckie of the Year. Last year Nico Rosberg won "Best Candidate to become a F1 driver", Heikki Kovalainen won "Best Driver of the Year" and Adam Carroll won "Best Overtaking Manouevre" and "Best Driving Style". These were some of the 2005 WAA's winners. Any prediction who this year's winners will be?

Independent Jury Members
Penny Whitaker FOM, Charlie Whiting FIA, Herbie Blash FIA, Bruno Michel GP2 Series, Jean Francois Caubet Renault, Hiroshi Yasukawa Bridgestone, Steven Tee LAT Photographic, Simon Arron AutoSport and Motorsport News and Roberto Chinchero Sport Automoto.

A special Award that honours a special person
For a second consecutive year the Gonzalo Rodriguez Special Award will be awarded at the WAA. Last year Maestro Pablo Atchugarry created a magnificent marble piece inspired by Gonzalo. A replica of this sculpture is delivered to the person among the GP2 Series and F1 who holds the same values as Gonzalo. The award will be voted for by everyone and anyone from both categories. Last year the first winner was Mr. Charlie Whiting.

-www.gp2series.com

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Series Charity , GP2
Drivers Nico Rosberg , Heikki Kovalainen , Adam Carroll , Hiroshi Yasukawa , Bruno Michel , Gonzalo Rodriguez