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Red Bull to race 25,000 faces for Wings for Life charity 30 Apr 2012

Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8.
Formula One World Championship, Rd4, Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, 21 April 2012 Red Bull Racing RB3 with faces on it.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, British Grand Prix, Practice Day, Silverstone, England, Friday, 6 July 2007 Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB3.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, British Grand Prix, Practice Day, Silverstone, England, Friday, 6 July 2007

Red Bull have announced that they will field an innovative livery, for one race only, at July’s British Grand Prix. The project will see the bodywork of both RB8s plastered with the faces of over 25,000 fans, in an effort to raise funds for spinal cord injury charity, Wings for Life.

To take part, those interested simply have to upload a photo and donate 15 Euros to the foundation. Fans will then receive an official certificate from the team to confirm that their photo has been added to the collage and, once the process is complete, Red Bull will match every donation made. The team ran a similar initiative back in 2007.

“I hope as many people as possible take part in this awesome event,” said driver Mark Webber. “Whoever you want to upload onto our cars - your mum, your dog - it doesn’t matter just upload a photo now and join us.”

Team mate Sebastian Vettel added: “This is a great way for fans to be able to join Mark, me and the team at the British Grand Prix and become part of history, while supporting a fantastic charity. So, go to facesforcharity.com now and join us at this year’s race.”

The Wings for Life foundation was set up in 2004 by former Austrian Motocross rider Heinz Kinigadner, whose 23 year-old son Hannes was crippled in a motocross accident in 2003, and Red Bull CEO Dietrich Mateschitz. The charity provides grants to research projects and clinical trials focused on accelerating progress towards a cure for spinal cord injury.

For more information and to participate, see www.facesforcharity.com.

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