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Diageo teams with Think! and F1 stars for anti-drink driving campaign

Diageo has kicked off an anti-drink driving push for its Johnnie Walker brand in conjuction with the Department for Transport’s THINK! campaign and McLaren Honda F1 stars including Jenson Button.

The initiative comes as Johnnie Walker celebrates its tenth year sponsoring McLaren and is part of the brand’s global Join the Pact campaign, which aims to collect five million commitments by 2018 from people to never drink and drive.

The campaign will see the signatures of racing drivers Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, McLaren chairman and CEO Ron Dennis and racing director Eric Boullier, feature alongside the #Jointimpact and THINK! logos on the side of the McLaren Honda car.

Andrew Cowan, country director, Diageo GB said: “We want to give a strong message to the public to never drink and drive, and can’t think of a more powerful way to do so than to partner with the government and Formula 1 stars to deliver this message with one voice.”

Over the Silverstone weekend, Johnnie Walker will also be giving safe rides home across the UK using Uber for first time users with the code JOINTHEPACT.

This is the second time Diageo has teamed with Uber for its Johnnie Walker campaign and follows a deal inked with the ride sharing app last December ahead of new drink driving legislation coming into force in Scotland.

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