Racing driver Jarno Trulli is one of the fastest men on the Formula One starting grid. But in a special public service announcement for WFP, the Italian ace argues that it is time to put the brakes on child hunger.

“My racing car can go from 0-200 kilometres per hour in five seconds. Every five seconds, a child dies of hunger,” he says.

After making his F1 debut in 1997, Trulli won his first race at the prestigious Monte Carlo circuit in 2004. He raced with the Minardi, Prost, Jordan and Renault teams before joining Toyota in 2005, helping the Japanese team to its first-ever pole position at the US Grand Prix in Indianapolis. Recognised as one of the sport’s fastest single-lap qualifiers, Trulli has pledged to use the international platform provided by F1 to highlight global hunger.

“I have been travelling around the world for a long time and have seen a lot of good and bad things," he says. "Lucky people, like me, have access to food but there are many others who are dying of hunger.”

"We can’t stop time, but we can stop the dying."- Jarno Trulli

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Profession: Formula One racing driver. Won the Monte Carlo Grand Prix with Renault in 2004.

WFP partner since: July 2004