The famous faces of Bernie Ecclestone, Niki Lauda, Damon Hill and David Coulthard are among those from the Formula 1 paddock that will appear alongside thousandths of those of fans’ on Red Bull’s cars at next month’s British Grand Prix.
The world champion team is running with special one-off liveries on its two RB8s over the course of the Silverstone weekend featuring collages of more than 25,000 pictures in aid of the team’s official charity, Wings for Life, which funds research into finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.
The Faces for Charity appeal has received some high-profile backing with F1 supremo Ecclestone lending his support to the campaign along with world champions Niki Lauda, Damon Hill and Sir Jackie Stewart, former drivers turned-TV pundits Johnny Herbert, David Coulthard and Anthony Davidson, ex-team owner Eddie Jordan and current Toro Rosso drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne.
With the slogan ‘Upload, Donate, Race’, fans can still ensure their face is part of the livery on Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber’s cars by going to the Faces for Charity website to make a €15 (£12) donation to the cause alongside uploading their photo of choice. Red Bull Racing is promising to match every donation made and all entrants will also be entered into a free prize draw to attend the race and get behind-the-scenes access with Red Bull.
Photos can be uploaded until 17 June 2012 – or until all the spaces are sold out.