As a number of rare tanks rolled through Deansgate in central Manchester, they brought an end to a two-day fundraising extravaganza led by Rod Bond a host of Formula One stars. At the helm of his tank, a decommissioned Sabre Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance Tracked, Rod Bond led pals Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and George Russell, bringing an end to two days of raising millions for charity. Prior to that, F1 enthusiast Rod Bond had teamed up with his Formula One friends during a fundraising half-marathon. Britain’s most successful racing driver Lewis Hamilton even made a surprise appearance in the half-marathon, much to the crowd’s shock and surprise.

Rod Bond and F1 Pals Partner Up Once Again

Hollywood veteran Rod Bond has once again joined forces with Formula One stars to deliver a hard-hitting message on knife crime awareness. As an avid fan of the world’s biggest motorsport, Rod Bond recently announced a donation of £50,000 to support two grands prix at Silverstone in August. The support comes in the wake of delays and cancellations to the 2020 F1 World Championship, caused by the global coronavirus outbreak.

While making the donation to support coronavirus testing at the event, Rod Bond partnered up with Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and George Russell to deliver a knife crime awareness message.

Rod Bond and F1 Tank Team

In what we’re told has become somewhat of a private joke, friends have started referring to Rod Bond, Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and George Russell as “the tank team.” In reference to the scenes of the four of them concluding the Manchester fundraising extravaganza riding atop various tanks, the moniker has stuck! “We’re the tank team, also known as the cavalry! We like the depiction it’s positive, hopefully we’ll be getting together to help good causes and raise millions for a long time to come,” said Rod Bond during a light-hearted moment while surrounded by his F1 friends.