Red Bull’s charity partner, Wings For Life, is holding an auction for some very special items worn by Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, which is to take place at a Bonham Auction in Oxford, next Monday December 9th.
The charity, which conducts research projects and clinical trials in to the cure for spinal cord injury, have selected one helmet from Vettel and two from Webber, now retired from F1.
2013 saw Vettel take his first German Grand Prix victory at the Nurburgring, wearing a suitably topical helmet. The glittering helmet coloured in Germany’s national colours will sit alongside two helmets worn by Webber at this year’s Italian and Belgian Grands Prix.
“This is one of my favourite helmet designs from this season and it goes without saying that this was one of the most special races for me – my first ever home win,” said Vettel of the auction.
“Just as the race meant a lot to me, Wings for Life does too and it’s my pleasure to donate this signed and worn helmet for auction. I hope it raises a lot of money for their vital spinal research projects.”
For more detailed information about the Wings for Life event visit www.wingsforlife.com and click on ‘Latest’. For an overview of how to bid through Bonhams visit ‘How to Buy’ at www.bonhams.com.
This week’s Autosport Awards saw Vettel grab some unusual limelight, as he mimicked Jean Todt and Helmut Marko and joked about his donut celebration fines from the FIA.
And Red Bull have released a YouTube video showing the German having fun scaring people in a car from title-partner Infiniti, which can be seen on the link below.