Vettel and Webber put helmets up for auction

Sebastian has chosen a helmet worn at the 2013 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring and Webber has chosen two helmets.

London - Infiniti Red Bull Racing drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber have each donated a helmet from a podium-win race in the 2013 Formula One season to raise money for spinal cord injury charity Wings for Life at a Bonhams Auction on 9th December.

Sebastian Vettel at the 2013 German Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel at the 2013 German Grand Prix

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Sebastian has chosen a helmet worn at the 2013 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. In this memorable race - his first home victory since he started in Formula One – Vettel took race lead from turn one and finished on top of the podium. Uniquely designed for each race, this signed and glittering helmet reflects Germany’s national colours of black, red and gold.

Mark Webber has chosen two helmets, one worn at the 2013 Italian Grand Prix in Monza where he finished on the podium in third. The other was worn at the 2013 Belgian Grand Prix in Spa where he finished in fifth place. Mark has also donated a signed and worn Alpinestars race suit for the auction. This season Mark Webber announced his retirement from Formula One after 12 years of competing. Webber made his debut in 2002 with Minardi and has been with Red Bull Racing since 2007.

Both lots will be sold to the highest bidder at a live auction as part of Bonhams’ traditional end of year sale of Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia in Oxford, UK. Buyers can bid online, by telephone or attend the event in person. 100% of the money raised from these unique Formula One items will go directly towards cutting-edge research aimed at finding a cure for spinal cord injury.

Wings for Life is the title charity partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing and their logo features on both Red Bull Racing cars. Infiniti Red Bull Racing drivers Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, along with Formula One legend David Coulthard, are also ambassadors for the Wings for Life charity.

Three times Formula One World Champion and Wings for Life ambassador Sebastian Vettel commented: This is one of my favourite helmet designs from this season and it goes without saying that this was one of the most special races for me – my first ever home win. Just as the race meant a lot to me, Wings for Life does too and it’s my pleasure to donate this signed and worn helmet for auction. I hope it raises a lot of money for their vital spinal research projects.

About the auction

The event will take place at this address on 9th December: Bonhams, Banbury Road, Shipton-on-Cherwell, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1JH. Buyers can bid online, over the telephone or attend the event in person.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , David Coulthard , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Red Bull Racing , Minardi
Article type Breaking news
Tags red bull, vettel, webber