Sir Jackie Stewart OBE and Damon Hill OBE raise over £7,000 for their charities at Ignition's "The Mindset of Champions" event

February 9, 2021

Sir Jackie Stewart OBE and Damon Hill OBE raise over £7,000 for their charities during The Mindset of Champions event

Thank you to everyone who joining us last Wednesday evening for our virtual event.

Ignition Human Performance and Motorsport Tickets are proud to announce the virtual event The Mindset of Champions: An Evening with Sir Jackie Stewart OBE and Damon Hill OBE, has raised over £7,000 for the drivers’ respective charities: Race Against Dementia and the halow project.

Sir Jackie Stewart OBE and Damon Hill OBE joined Ignition co-founder Nick Butcher for the virtual event

An exclusive audience of 110 attendees joined the two Formula One World Champions live via Ignition’s Virtual Learning Platform to discuss a range of topics, including how sponsorship became a major factor in the sport, why camaraderie between drivers on the grid was so important to racing culture, and why Hill refused Stewart’s offer to race for his team in the 1990s. Stewart and Hill also discussed their important charities.

Race Against Dementia was founded by Sir Jackie Stewart following the diagnosis of his wife, Lady Helen Stewart, was diagnosed with the disease, and looks to inject a motorsport attitude into dementia research. The halow project which has Damon Hill OBE as its patron, supports young people with learning disabilities throughout their adult life with an array of programmes and social activities. Through ticket sales and donations, the event raised a total of £7,392 which will be split between the two charities.

Sir Jackie Stewart OBE said: “I’d like to thank everyone who donated and joined us for The Mindset of Champions. I very much enjoyed chatting with Damon virtually about racing, including racing with his father and knowing him since he was just a pup, and our very important charities. Since I launched Race Against Dementia, it has been driven to raise funds for dementia research, and fuel innovations with an F1 attitude. So, this was a great event to raise both awareness and funds for the cause.”

Damon Hill OBE said: “I had a wonderful evening with Sir Jackie during The Mindset of Champions event, raising funds and awareness for the halow project. Having known Sir Jackie since I was young, it was a great opportunity to tell some stories from our eras on track, and share insights we’ve both picked up along the way. I hope it was valuable to those who tuned in virtually, and that they enjoyed Sir Jackie berating me for not signing up for Stewart Grand Prix!”

For more information regarding upcoming fundraising events to support Race Against Dementia and the halow project, and for more information on their work, please follow them on social media.

Ignition and Motorsport Tickets are set to continue their partnership with a series of Open Courses starting in the coming months, which will be a fully immersive learning experience to understand how Leadership and Teamwork works with Motorsport. A percentage of the profits from these courses will be donated to Race Against Dementia and the halow project.

Follow Ignition Human Performance and Motorsport Tickets on Instagram to find out more (@ignitionperform and @motorsporttickets)

Thank you again for joining us 

Team Ignition

The evening was hosted on our brand new Virtual Learning Platform which was designed and built by Childsey

About Ignition Human Performance
Ignition Human Performance focus on Unlocking People Performance via Leadership and Teamwork training, using lessons from Motorsport in business and personal development. From more information or to book your course please visit

About Race Against Dementia
Race Against Dementia is driven to raise money to fund breakthrough and innovative dementia research. We are dedicated to supporting a new generation of dementia researchers through the Race Against Dementia Fellowship Programme. In addition to funding their research, we aim to instil a Formula 1 attitude to accelerate progress of our early career scientists as a global team of exemplary practice. Find out more at

About halow project
The halow project supports young adults (aged 16+) with a learning disability in and around Surrey. We are committed to developing creative opportunities and removing social barriers for our young people and currently support over 170 young people with a learning disability. halow offers a unique blend of activities, giving our young people the chance to enjoy an active social life, make new friends, find further education and employment training through our various initiatives; Building Futures, Social Activities, A Reason To Get Up and the halow Buddy Service. Find out more at

About Motorsport Tickets
Motorsport Tickets is the UK’s no.1 motorsport ticket provider. With over 15 years’ experience, it’s the authorised ticket reseller for many of the world’s best circuits, supplying ticket and hospitality options to all Formula 1, MotoGP and World Endurance Championship race events, alongside the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Isle of Man TT, and raft of factory tours and experiences to a global customer audience, across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia. About Motorsport Network Motorsport Network is the destination for millions of automotive and racing fans. We fuel their passion with tomorrow’s stories today and offer access and experiences no one else can. We sit at the heart of the world’s automotive and racing industries at a time of exciting transformation and enormous potential and through our integrated digital ecosystem, we’re unlocking more opportunities and experiences for our fans. Together, we’re shaping a community that offers incredible personalized experiences and is opening up the world of cars and racing to the next generation of fans.

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