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Posted on May 1, 2012
Wings for Life

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.

For more information, including details of how to upload a photo, click here.

Red Bull offering fans chance to get their face onto the RB8
5 Responses

  1.   1. Posted By: conor
        Date: May 1st, 2012 @ 1:35 pm 

    haha classic expression from Webber

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  2.   2. Posted By: Sri
        Date: May 1st, 2012 @ 2:39 pm 

    A very good idea by RB.

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  3.   3. Posted By: Kevin Green
        Date: May 1st, 2012 @ 3:39 pm 

    Would’nt it be great if all the teams did this one race of the season as so everyone could get there pic on there desired team/or drivers car (obv stipulating whether its a team or driver preferance) and then everyone who donates gets an email with an allocated zone on the car where there pic is as so they can zoom in and out and log a pic online for there own use???

    As this would not only be of good use for charity but also be the closest most fans are likely to get to there favourite teams/drivers as such in there lifetime.

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    Spencer Reply:

    Great idea Kevin, I hope that it gets passed up the ladder.

    S.

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  4.   4. Posted By: Ian
        Date: May 2nd, 2012 @ 11:05 pm 

    Not a Red Bull fan but a fantastic opertunity to raise awareness and money for a cause particularly close to my heart after i broke my back mountain biking 18mths ago. Other teams take note.

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