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Formula 1 supports Race Against Dementia for a second year


Hear what people affected by dementia have to say about Race Against Dementia
The stopwatch is ticking. The race is on

Sir Jackie Stewart OBE

Race Against Dementia is a charity supported by Formula 1 for a second year.

During our inaugural year, we raised over £500,000 through the support of Formula 1. 

This week we have announced our 19th Research Fellow in Australia, who has been funded thanks to a successful fundraising event at the 2023 Melbourne Grand Prix. The commitment of support for 2024, will continue to fund more research, faster.

Formula 1 is described as ‘no ordinary sport’, Race Against Dementia’s approach to dementia research is also anything but ordinary. This partnership is a perfect match, like Formula 1, our medical research selects the brightest and most creative minds. But we don’t just fund research, we deliver bespoke training and a global network of dementia researchers to speed up the results and invest in our talent. Race Against Dementia will soon have a full grid (20) Research Fellows from around the world, leading dynamic teams focused on discovering preventions and cures for all types of dementia.

19 Research Fellows at Race Against Dementia

We Echo the Pace, Precision and Lateral Thinking of Formula 1

Race Against Dementia is nimble, making its funding decisions quickly, allowing our researchers to concentrate on the number one priority – research.

We encourage global collaboration – both with other Race Against Dementia researchers and the broader industry. We include inspirational thinkers and talent from the motorsport including McLaren and Red Bull to support our researchers to think outside the box.

“The perfect synergy for our medical researchers”

Race Against Dementia Pull Quote

Mark Stewart, Chairperson of Trustees at Race Against Dementia said:

‘Our partnership with Formula 1 provides the perfect synergy for our medical researchers, through the shared ethos and collaboration, we go faster together. Dementia research needs this mindset to fast-track a cure.’

Stefano Domenicali - Formula 1 CEO and Mark Stewart – Race Against Dementia Chair of Trustees
Stefano Domenicali – Formula 1 CEO and Mark Stewart – Race Against Dementia Chair of Trustees

There are 55 million people living with dementia, a diagnosis that currently has no cure.

These statistics are horrifying – it’s time for action.

This global issue requires innovation and speed.

There are lots of ways you can support us. In doing so, you can make a huge difference to research, join the race today.

Help us in the race against dementia

Raise money for much needed research and help us to beat dementia by joining the Race.


Dementia impacts memory, thinking and behaviour and includes several types of cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia.


The Race Against Dementia Fellowship Programme funds and supports the world’s most promising scientific talent. We back promising research projects that will accelerate progress towards a cure and treatment.


In this Memories series, our founder Sir Jackie Stewart OBE discusses memories of a remarkable life in motorsport, business and beyond.


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