Oxfam on-line with Formula 1 Auction

For the first time ever, the Renault Formula 1 Team is joining forces with Oxfam, the international development charity to raise money for its campaign against world poverty. The Renault F1 Team is providing valuable items, including overalls and...

For the first time ever, the Renault Formula 1 Team is joining forces with Oxfam, the international development charity to raise money for its campaign against world poverty. The Renault F1 Team is providing valuable items, including overalls and car parts, which will be auctioned online.

The auction is being hosted by eBay and can be found at www.oxfam.org.uk/f1. The auction, which goes live on the 5th July, will run until 18th August 2002. All money paid by buyers will go to Oxfam, which hopes to raise a five-figure sum (GB Pounds). Bidding is open to anyone in the world with Internet access. The auction can also be accessed from the Renault F1 Team website, www.renaultf1.com/

Objects include Jenson Button's and Jarno Trulli's overalls, other items of clothing, parts from Renault Formula 1 cars and a VIP visit for two to the Renault F1 Team Technical Centre based in Enstone, UK. Each item will be autographed appropriately and come with a letter of authenticity from the Renault F1 Team. The wide range of items will mean many are affordable to a vast number of fans.

"I am happy that some of my race wear is going to help Oxfam provide relief to those less fortunate than myself. As a Formula 1 driver, you frequently travel to countries where you see poverty first hand. I hope that people will bid generously for these items." Said Jarno Trulli.

"We are delighted to be working with a local Oxfordshire based company with such an international reach, and one that recognises that Oxfam is best placed to maximise the benefits from the monies raised." Said David Bennett Oxfam's Affinity Account Manager.

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Series Charity , Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Jenson Button
Teams Renault F1 Team