(Left to right) Mercedes Team Principal, Toto Wolff, Leslie Jackson Chihuly, and HSH Prince Albert.
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June 26, 2023 – UPDATE
At a celebration held at the Formula 1® Grand Prix De Monaco 2023, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team was awarded the inaugural Grace Influential Positive Impact Award for its Accelerate 25 program, through which the team has pledged to recruit 25 percent of new team members from under-represented groups by 2025.
Chihuly Studio President and CEO Leslie Jackson Chihuly joined HSH Prince Albert to present Mercedes Team Principal, Toto Wolff, with Gilded Mediterranean Blue Venetian with Speckled Leaves, created by Chihuly.
Learn more about the Grace Influential Positive Impact Award and Mercedes Accelerate 25:
Chihuly Studio has partnered with the Princess Grace Foundation’s Grace Influential Positive Impact Award initiative which celebrates innovations in environmental sustainability and social responsibility in motorsports. The initiative, which is supported by Formula 1®, recognizes the commitment and contribution made by Formula 1® teams to create positive impact for society and the environment worldwide.
At an event during the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2023 weekend, one Formula 1® team will be presented with the Gilded Mediterranean Blue Venetian with Speckled Leaves (2022), created by Chihuly.
“Innovation is central to Dale’s artmaking practice, and we strive to implement ever-more sustainable processes in our Studio,” said Leslie Chihuly, President and CEO of Chihuly Studio. “We are proud to partner with the Princess Grace Foundation and to celebrate innovation in sustainability through the Grace Influential Positive Impact Award, and we are thrilled to share Dale’s work with the winning Formula One team.”
The Grace Influential Positive Impact Award is named for and inspired by Princess Grace of Monaco in honor of the global culture of philanthropy she ignited in Monaco and the enduring example she set as an iconic global leader for positive impact.
Brisa Carleton, CEO of the Princess Grace Foundation, said: “In establishing the Grace Influential Positive Impact Award, it has been critical that we build something worthy of Princess Grace’s legacy. Through our partnership with some of the most prestigious names in motorsport, we are thrilled to shine a light on the inspirational work going on across Formula One to drive progress in sustainability.”
Formula 1® teams are invited annually to submit applications that showcase their accomplishments according to criteria including sustainability, inclusion and diversity, philanthropy, and education, aligning to the values championed by Princess Grace during her lifetime. The award will be presented by HSH Prince Albert II at a ceremony to take place during the Grand Prix de Monaco race weekend.
The Princess Grace Foundation was established in 1982 by HSH Prince Rainier III and is dedicated to upholding the charitable legacy of Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco.
Learn about Chihuly’s lifelong passion for cars and motorcycles: