Jordan puts F1 cars up for sale

Jordan puts F1 cars up for sale

Former Formula One boss Eddie Jordan will sell off his collection of racing cars and memorabilia for charity.

The BBC F1 pundit has included the very first Jordan F1 car that was driven by Michael Schumacher in the sale. The car comes with the original racing helmet used by Schumacher.

The car that Damon Hill drove to Jordan's first Formula One win in the Belgium Grand Prix at Spa in 1998 is also up for grabs. Hill's race suit and helmet as well as race trophy are also included as part of the deal.

Jordan is issuing a certificate of authenticity with every item and buyers will be presented with their purchases by the Formula One supremo at a special ceremony at Silverstone racetrack.

"I kept these two F1 cars because of their history, the good memories and what they meant to the team. However, it's time to let them go and the money will be used to good effect helping young people and their families cope with cancer," he said.

"It will also help young people get back on the straight and narrow, which is why I've chosen the Amber Foundation for this and CLIC Sargent for its work with cancer patients."

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