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Amazing F1 memorabilia items to go under the hammer for Mechanics' Trust

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Amazing F1 memorabilia items to go under the hammer for Mechanics' Trust
Jan 15, 2013, 1:02 PM

A selection of amazing items of F1 memorabilia, including a pair of Ayrton Senna's gloves, donated by his friend Jo Ramirez, Jenson Button's race s...

A selection of amazing items of F1 memorabilia, including a pair of Ayrton Senna's gloves, donated by his friend Jo Ramirez, Jenson Button's race seat and a Sebastian Vettel steering wheel will go under the hammer at the Motor Sports Hall of Fame evening on Monday 25th February at the Royal Opera House London.

The auction will raise funds for the GP Mechanics Trust, of which I am a trustee.

But enthusiasts who are unable to attend and want to get in on the bidding can do so HERE

There are some fantastic items including highly polished engine parts from Lotus (top) and a cylinder head from one of Fernando Alonso's 2010 Ferrari engines. There is a seat in which Button won the Australian GP last year, a Kimi Raikkonen 2012 Lotus wheel and tyre.

Most of the items have been donated by teams, but Bernie Ecclestone has donated two VIP paddock club passes and two passes for F1 paddock access to the 2013 Santander British Grand Prix.

There is a Ferrari factory tour with a drive session on the Fiorano test track.

But the most unique item is a pair of Ayrton Senna's driving gloves that he used in 1991. This was the year that he took seven race victories and his third and final world championship. You can view this item HERE

The online bidding will continue until midnight on Sunday 24th February.

We had a Trustees meeting yesterday and everyone is very excited about the Auction and the activity for 2013.

Founded by Sir Jackie Stewart 25 years ago the Trust is there to look after F1 mechanics who fall on hard times or who need help with medical care or other support. It has helped and continues to help mechanics who gave many years of loyal service to the sport, but who have found themselves in need later in life.

For more information go to the Trust's website at http://www.gpmechanicstrust.com

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