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Formula One auction to aid CDG research 06 Oct 2003

Michael Schumacher's overalls and Jacques Villeneuve's signed boots are just two of the items donated by Formula One teams for an auction to help raise funds for research into CDG by the Institute of Child Health at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital.

CDG (Congenital Disorder of the Glycosylation) is a rare, but life-threatening condition that prevents the normal development of many tissues in a child's body, in particular the nervous system. Due to its rarity, there has been little research into CDG, hence its cause remains unclear and there is no known cure.

A selection of Formula One memorabilia has been gathered for the auction and will be sold online between October 6 and October 16. The full list of items also includes Ralf Schumacher's overalls, Giancarlo Fisichella's signed overalls, Ralph Firman's signed overalls, Olivier Panis's signed overalls, Juan Pablo Montoya's signed visor and gloves, and Justin Wilson's Minardi overalls.

To view the items, which are being auctioned on Ebay, and place a bid, visit www.ethancdgresearch.com.