Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg feature in a series of road safety video clips which will be available to download and use free of charge.
The Allianz Safety Facts’ films are being produced by a partnership comprising the Mercedes F1 team and its sponsor Allianz, and the German production company RTV Film & TV. Readers may need to "register" (top right on the page) to view the films.
Two video clips – on the subjects of seat belts and pedestrian safety – are already available for download and a further five will be released over the coming months.
The films feature Rosberg and Hamilton demonstrating safety facts “in a new and unusual way”.
The seat belt video shows the pair competing in a “special racing car, leading to an epic battle for first place”. Lewis Hamilton explains that wearing a seatbelt “reduces the risk of a fatal injury by 40–50% for drivers and front seat occupants, and between 25–75% for rear seat occupants”.
The pedestrian safety film shows the pair being stopped by security as they attempt to enter a track – a deja vu scenario for Hamilton after almost the same thing happened at the Australian GP earlier this season.
For more information contact Julia Norr at RTV GmbH.