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Indian race organisers auction children's paintings for charity 01 May 2012

Drivers with local school children.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Preparations, Thursday, 27 October 2011 Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams signs paintings by local school children.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Preparations, Thursday, 27 October 2011

A collection of paintings signed by Formula One drivers is currently being auctioned online by the Indian race organisers to raise funds for charity. The artworks, painted by underprivileged Indian children, were on display at the Buddh International Circuit during October’s inaugural New Delhi round.

The ‘unknown artists’ initiative by the Jaypee Group saw the creation of around 180 paintings by 152 children, who were picked from ten schools in the local area. Each painting was then autographed by a selection of the drivers in attendance at the 2011 race.

All proceeds from the online auction will go to the eight Indian NGOs that played a key role in organising the event. For more details on the auction, including how to bid, click here.

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