The excitement is beginning to build. There are just 50 days to go until the start of the 2017 Formula One season with the Rolex Australian Grand Prix taking place at Melbourne’s Albert Park Circuit.

It was a big day for the race organisers on Wednesday as they confirmed that Guide Dogs Australia will be the official charity of the 2017 Australian Grand Prix.

Some very adorable pup’s were on hand for the announcement and it looks like Dan and Max could were getting very comfortable with their seat fittings at the circuit. Speaking about the new partnership, Danielle Green, Parliamentary secretary for Tourism and Major Events commented by saying:

The Grand Prix is a great platform to drive awareness of the work Guide Dogs Australia does every day to help more Victorians live as independently as possible.

CEO of Guide Dogs Victoria and spokeswoman for Guide Dogs Australia, Karen Hayes commented by saying:

Guide Dogs Australia supports thousands of people with low vision or blindness to achieve their goals, whether it be with the support of a Guide Dog, white cane…or even innovative technologies. We are there every step of the way to make it happen, We are thrilled to have the support of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and to be represented at one of Melbourne’s major sporting events as the Official Charity Partner. We’ve got some exciting experiences in store for race-goers who want to supercharge their senses.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westagott commented by saying:

We are looking forward to working alongside Guide Dogs Australia to help drive awareness of such an important cause, We are also excited to partner our sensory experience of burning rubber and fast cars with a charity that uses innovative technology to enhance the senses of those who are blind or vision impaired.

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