The Toro Rosso drivers pitched with a bit of charity work on Thursday as part of a one-race sponsorship deal they have secured with Malaysian hypermarket chain, Giant.

The Toro Ross drivers chipped in to help a local orphanageJaime Alguersuari and Sébastien Buemi took part in an event at the Shah Alam branch of Giant in a charity event for a local orphanage. The pair raced one another in a supermarket sweep against two other teams comprising members of the local press brigade and Giant staff members.

In a ten-minute race, each team picked as many groceries as possible, with Buemi winning the event.

The entire allotment of sellable items picked up by the drivers and other contestants was donated to the orphanage, which we think is a wonderful gesture!

The team’s deal with Giant will see its logos appear on the barge boards and nose cones of the drivers’ Ferrari-powered STR6 challengers, as well as their race suits, shirts and team management uniforms. Giant has been operating in Malaysia for 70 years.

[Image via Toro Rosso]

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