Renault and Oxfam charity auction

Following the success of last year's online charity auction, the Renault F1 Team is once again joining forces with Oxfam, the international development charity, to raise money for its campaign to provide water for poor rural communities in North...

Following the success of last year's online charity auction, the Renault F1 Team is once again joining forces with Oxfam, the international development charity, to raise money for its campaign to provide water for poor rural communities in North Eastern Brazil.

The auction is being hosted by www.eBay.co.uk, and can be reached through the Renault F1 Team's official website at www.renaultf1.com, or via Oxfam at www.oxfam.org.uk/f1. It will go live for bids on Friday, 18 July 2003, and run until September 1 2003. All money raised will go to Oxfam, and bidding is open to anyone in the world with internet access.

The items available include signed race overalls from Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli, other articles of team clothing, parts from the team's cars and a VIP visit for two to the Renault F1 Team Technical Centre in Enstone, hosted by Deputy Technical Director Bob Bell. Each item will be autographed and will come with a certificate of authenticity, and the wide range of items will mean many are affordable to a vast number of fans.

Renault F1 Team driver Fernando Alonso commented: "It is a good opportunity to be able to help Oxfam with this project. We race in Brazil every year, and therefore felt it would make sense to be involved in this project. It is great that items that could save our lives during a Grand Prix, can then contribute to improving the lives of others."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Fernando Alonso
Teams Renault F1 Team