Racecars fascinate not only grown-ups but also children too, so when 22 children with congenital heart defects and their families were invited by Rutronik to the race on the Hockenheimring, their enthusiasm was understandable. Over sausages and drinks, the children from North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Thuringia, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg had the chance to spend the entire day at the racetrack, get a behind-the-scenes look in the pit stop and sit in the racecar of HCB-Rutronik Racing.
"It's always lovely to see how the children enjoy this exciting day at the racetrack. It's a day that is something quite special to us as well", said Thomas Rudel, CEO of Rutronik.
Rutronik Supports Bundesverband Herzkranke Kinder e.V.
The electronic components distributor has been offering this day at the racetrack since 2012, and to this end collaborates with Bundesverband Herzkranke Kinder e.V., a charity for children with heart conditions. Rutronik also supports the charity financially, with the Ispringen-based enterprise donating 12,000 euros from the "Distribution. Art Car." project.
This is a racecar whose body was designed by artists. This year, everyone had the opportunity to submit a portrait photo for a five-euro donation. The portrait photos and 22 logos of known businesses from the electronics industry were combined to form a mosaic adorning the "Distribution. Art Car.". The car was ceremoniously unveiled in the Audi Center in March.