F1 stars sell photos for charity

F1 stars sell photos for charity

The world's top Formula One stars have turned their hand to photography in aid of a children's charity.

Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton were among the drivers who donated images to an auction which raised more than £20,000.

The images were all signed and had been taken throughout the 2013 season by F1 drivers and team principals.

Highlights included a picture of a boat on a lake taken by Michael Schumacher, which sold for £2,500. All proceeds from the auction went to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Other lots included seven Nikon cameras signed by Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, John Surtees, Alain Prost and Sir Jackie Stewart.

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone was at the auction, where he paid £2,500 for one of his own photos. Other stars in attendance included former world champion Damon Hill and TV presenter Suzi Perry.

Auctioneer Chris Routledge said: "It was an overwhelming night with some of the greatest stars of F1.

"Being in the same room with Damon Hill, Chris Horner, Suzi Perry and Bernie Ecclestone was a fantastic experience for the noblest cause, the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity."

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