DTM racer Ferdinand Habsburg has joined in efforts to help those affected by the pandemic as part of his military duty in Austria.
“I’m an Austrian soldier at the moment and we’ve all been called to help during this pandemic time,” said Habsburg in a video released by his WRT Audi team (below).
“Our job at the moment in the sport department is to help restock the shelves and make sure everything is ready to go for when people actually need food and everything that people that need [if they’re] sick.”
“That’s what I’ll be doing every night from 10pm to 6am to make sure I can do what I can to help the situation,” he added. “And of course, I’m trying to train during the day as well.”
Habsburg drove one of R-Motorsport’s Aston Martins in the DTM last year, but lost his drive after the team pulled out of the championship. He landed a place at WRT after the Audi team expanded its entry for the 2020 season.
“If you are young and healthy and you would like to use the time on your hands right, seek out opportunities to help your community in these times of need,” Habsburg added in a post on social media.
Making the best of the situation♦️
⠀@Fhabsburg62 is working every night in military until the crisis is over to ensure the security of the food supply in his country
— WRT – W Racing Team (@followWRT) March 24, 2020
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