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F1: Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber put helmets up for auction

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From press release

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.

Vettel 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 F1 - 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.

F1 Mark Webber Red Bull
Mark Webber. (Photo: WRi2)

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.

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.

For more detailed information about the event visit www.wingsforlife.com and click on ‘Latest’.

For an overview of how to bid through Bonhams visit ‘How to Buy’ at www.bonhams.com.