F1 memorabilia’s cool right? Signed caps, photos, autographed race programmes, all that stuff is great and you can never get enough of it.
Well, how about this for the ultimate set of F1 kit – six race suits, each of them worn and signed by one of the six world champions racing this season.
Wings for Life, the spinal injury research charity, have tapped up Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher for a race suit worn this season.
Each driver has autographed the gear and now the suits will be auctioned at Bonham’s traditional end of year sale of Collectors’ Motor Cars Automobilia to be held on 3 December online and in person in London. Each of the race suits will also come with a whole load of complimentary memorabilia including items such as signed race gloves, photographic prints and other goodies.
The best part is that 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to Wings for Life to fund cutting-edge research aimed at finding a cure for spinal cord injury.
Commenting on the auction Sebastian Vettel said: “It’s been one of the most competitive seasons for Formula One drivers but it's good that we coming together to support a great cause which means something to everyone involved with motorsports. We hope that the donation of the race suit and gloves worn during the first race of this season in Melbourne will raise a lot of money.”
Head of Wings for Life UK, Nikki Wilson, added: “We’re hugely grateful to Red Bull Racing, Mercedes, McLaren, Ferrari and Lotus F1 for supporting this signature Wings for Life event.
“This is a dream come true for collectors – a chance to buy a full set race suits from the world’s best F1 drivers,” she concluded. “We are confident that these amazing pieces will contribute to another successful year of fundraising for Wings for Life.”
To bid, click here.