UK: Diageo recruits Lewis Hamilton for anti-drink drive campaign

By | 11 December 2008

Diageo has recruited Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton alongside rival Mika Häkkinen for anti-drink drive campaign in the UK.

Hamilton and Häkkinen turned out in London today (11 December) to drive two of the city's iconic black cabs, as part of the Johnnie Walker whisky anti-drink drive campaign.

Last year, 460 people were killed and approximately 1,750 seriously injured in the UK as a result of drinking and driving, according to Departmern of Transport figures.

Diageo Europe president Andrew Morgan said that the presence of the Formula 1 stars added "real impact" to the drink drive message. London mayor Boris Johnson was present at today's event in the UK capital.

The move is part of Diageo's, and the industry's, commitment to increase the promotion of responsible alcohol consumption.

Last week, the UK government launched its own annual drink drive campaign for the Christmas period.

Sectors: Spirits

Companies: Diageo, Johnnie Walker

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