Posted on December 10, 2013


A helmet used by Sebastian Vettel to win his home Grand Prix this year has broken the record for the largest sum paid for an F1 driver’s helmet, at £72,100. The helmet went under the hammer at a Bonhams’ auction in aid of Wings for Life, the spinal injury charity which is linked to Red Bull. Vettel has a new helmet design for more or less every race – so each one is unique – which is one of the aspects that adds value on the rare occasion one of them comes up for sale. Nevertheless, it is quite surprising More…

Posted on October 24, 2013


The Wings For Life charity, which is part-founded by Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz, is to run a 2014 campaign for Formula One fans to compete with one another in raising money for research in to spinal cord injury. The challenge is aimed at groups or individuals who have a passion for the sport and are able to raise funds in return for some exclusive prizes, including a tour of Red Bull’s Milton Keynes factory and signed team memorabilia. In November 2014, the final winner will be chosen and will be handed the opportunity to drive the Red Bull simulator More…

Posted on May 2, 2013


The lack of on-track testing in modern Formula 1 means teams rely more heavily on one particular tool – their simulator. It’s essentially a super-advanced computer game and a hydraulically controlled F1 chassis which replicates the experience of driving on-track. And thanks to Red Bull, you could be one of the few people in the world to have the opportunity to have a session in one with guidance from a team expert. It’s part of an initiative to support the reigning world champion’s charity Wings for Life, which funds worldwide research into spinal injury. The charity wants companies and groups More…

Posted on December 6, 2012


New triple title winner Sebastian Vettel’s signed race suit sold for three times its estimated value in the special ‘world champions’ auction organised by Red Bull’s spinal cord injury charity, Wings for Life. The suit, which the German wore during the season-opening Australian GP back in March, had been given an estimated value of £3,000-£4,000 prior to the auction by Bonhams in London but ultimately sold for £11,000, £5,000 more than any other item. With signed suits from all six world champions on the 2012 grid having been up for grabs, Vettel’s title rival Fernando Alonso’s sold for £6,000 with More…

Posted on November 13, 2012


Formula 1 has experienced a first this year with six world champions on the grid and Red Bull’s Wings for Life charity has organised a very special auction to reflect this unique feat. The charity, which funds worldwide research into spinal injury, has managed to get each active title winner – Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Red Bull’s very own reigning champion Sebastian Vettel – to donate worn and signed race suits, along with other signed donations such as prints and race gloves, which will be put to auction to fans by Bonhams as More…

Posted on September 24, 2012


Red Bull’s official charity, Wings for Life, has revealed details of its latest two initiatives to raise money for its research into spinal injuries – one of which reflects the unique nature of this season’s Formula 1 grid. First of all the charity is offering fans who sign up to run for the charity in the Silverstone half marathon next March two special money-can’t-buy experiences with the world championship-winning team. Runners who run for Wings for Life, and commit to raising at least £300 for the cause, will be invited to the Red Bull Racing gym for a training session More…

Posted on June 19, 2012


Red Bull’s initiative that will see its cars run with liveries featuring the faces of fans at the British Grand Prix has proved a major success with the world champion team announcing that it has raised €1 million for its spinal cord injury charity. To get their picture onto the one-off collages that will run on Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber’s RB8s at Silverstone next month fans had to upload a picture of their choosing onto a special website and pledge €15 (£12) to the Wings of Life charity, which funds worldwide research into spinal cord injury, with Red Bull More…

Posted on May 30, 2012


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 More…

Posted on May 1, 2012


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, More…

Posted on March 12, 2012


Three JA on F1 competition winners on Sunday joined some high-profile Formula 1 figures in running the 2012 Silverstone half marathon in aid of Red Bull’s official charity, Wings for Life. In December we ran a competition on the site offering the chance to join the team Wings for Life, which funds research into spinal cord injury, were entering in conjunction with Red Bull Racing in the Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon, as well as the opportunity to train with James De Montfort, Red Bull Racing’s head fitness trainer, and a tour of the world champion’s Milton Keynes factory. On Sunday, JA on F1 readers More…

Posted on December 4, 2011


We’ve done some great competitions this year, bringing JA on F1 readers closer to the sport, but here’s something different: Fancy jogging alongside Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner, then visiting the top secret RBR factory in Milton Keynes – and raising some money for charity in the process? Wings for Life have offered one JA on F1 reader a place on the team they are entering in conjunction with Red Bull Racing in next year’s Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 11th March 2012. The winner will be able to run alongside RBR team members with More…

Posted on November 30, 2011


After a season in which they dominated the opposition, some items donated by Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber will go under the hammer tomorrow (December 1st) in a Bonhams sale at Mercedes Benz World, Surrey, England. There is one item from almost every 2011 Grand Prix race, with the exception of Abu Dhabi. The auction is in aid of Wings for Life, a charity with connections to the Red Bull team and features race suits from both drivers as well as a Mark Webber helmet which he wore at five Grand Prix in 2011 – Monaco, Valencia, Germany, More…



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