Video interview: New award to honour F1 team making “positive impact”

The Monaco Grand Prix was the backdrop for the launch of a new Grace Influential Positive Impact Award, created by the Princess Grace Foundation USA and supported by Prince Albert II and Formula 1.

The lead up to the Grand Prix weekend was the ideal moment to reveal the new Grace Influential Positive Impact Award, an annual prize given to the Formula 1 team who makes the greatest efforts to effect change in a positive way during the course of a year.

An event was held on the Azzurra II in Port Hercule on 27th May where Prince Albert II and Formula 1 owner and CEO of Liberty Media, Greg Maffei, both attended the momentous occasion.

“Formula 1 has set out an ambitious sustainability strategy to forge a path to be completely carbon neutral by 2030, not only within our organisation but also including our global venues and race attendees,” said Maffei. “It is a pleasure for us to support the Grace Influential Positive Impact Award to recognise and amplify all of the efforts made by the teams.”

Brisa Carleton, CEO of the Princess Grace Foundation and Grace Influential added, “This new Grace Influential Impact Award is a key pillar of our commitment to introduce Princess Grace’s legacy of positive change to new generations. We look forward to recognising each Formula 1 team’s unique efforts toward positive societal impact and what better place to celebrate this important work than in Monaco.”

The accolade has been created in conjunction with Dr Christina Pace. The winner of the first award will be announced at a dedicated ceremony during the Monaco Grand Prix 2023, decided by a group of jurists that will include motorsport leaders, celebrities active in positive impact, and a selection of youth judges.

Grace Influential is a global initiative honouring the memory of Princess Grace who, as a philanthropist herself, was credited with spreading that spirit to those in the Principality, as well as abroad. Through a series of global partnerships, new generations will have the opportunity to be inspired by her ongoing influence and impact.

For more info on the future Positive Impact Award or on Grace Influential, visit the website at

Monaco Life welcomed Brisa Carleton for an interview with Editor in Chief Cassandra Tanti onboard Friendship during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, see the video below… 




Top photo left to right: Formula 1 owner and CEO of Liberty Media Greg Maffei, Princess Grace Foundation USA CEO Brisa Carleton, and Prince Albert II of Monaco, by Fabbio Galatioto