Formula 1’s world champion team Red Bull is again giving fans the opportunity to have their picture feature on the livery of its RB8 at July’s British Grand Prix, in the latest initiative for its official Wings for Life charity.
Both Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber’s cars will run with special one-off liveries throughout the Silverstone weekend featuring a collage of faces which have been uploaded to the Faces for Charity website created for the campaign.
To get their face onto the cars, fans have to make a €15 (£12) donation to the charity alongside uploading their photo of choice, with Red Bull Racing promising to match every donation made. All entrants will also be entered into a free prize draw to attend the race and get behind-the-scenes access with Red Bull.
The Milton Keynes-based team, which ran a similar initiative at the 2007 British GP, is expecting to receive more than 25,000 pictures and Vettel, an ambassador of the spinal cord injury research charity, said: “I have been a Wings for Life ambassador for many years and it’s a special cause. This is a great way for the fans to be able to join Mark, me and the team at the British Grand Prix and become part of history, while supporting a fantastic charity.”
Wings for Life was founded in 2004 by Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz and two-time motocross world champion Heinz Kinigadner and funds scientific research and clinical trials around the globe into finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.