Formula 1 Heiress: Friend to Fowl

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Tamara Ecclestone


Tamara Ecclestone, daughter of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, has the ideal formula for success: compassion, intelligence, and beauty. Tamara—who bared it all to reveal the naked truth behind foie gras for PETA U.K. last year—recently bought one of her father’s favorite pubs. Her first order of business as restaurateur? Banning foie gras from the menu.

And the kindness doesn’t stop there. Ecclestone has fired off letters to all Formula 1 team sponsors, urging them to ditch foie gras. Virgin Racing, Toro Rosso, Red Bull Racing, Allianz SE, and Michael Schumacher’s team, Mercedes GP, all gave her assurance in record time that they wouldn’t serve the cruel dish at their events. “I’m absolutely thrilled to be an ambassador for [PETA U.K.’s] campaign to stop the sale of foie gras – something I call ‘torture in a tin’ because of how ducks and geese are force-fed to produce it,” says Tamara.

Written by Logan Scherer

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