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Vettel and Webber put helmets up for auction 02 Dec 2013

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB9.
Formula One World Championship, Rd9, German Grand Prix, Practice, Nurburgring, Germany, Friday, 5 July 2013 Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing.
Formula One World Championship, Rd11, Belgian Grand Prix, Practice, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Friday, 23 August 2013

2013 Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber have each donated a helmet from a podium-scoring race this season to raise money for spinal cord injury charity Wings for Life. The helmets will be sold to the highest bidder by famous auction house Bonhams on December 9.

Vettel has chosen a helmet he wore at July’s German round, where he took the first home victory of his Formula One career. Uniquely designed for the Nurburgring race, the signed and glittering helmet reflects Germany’s national colours of black, red and gold.

“This is one of my favourite helmet designs from this season and it goes without saying that this was one of the most special races for me - my first ever home win,” said Vettel. “Just as the race meant a lot to me, Wings for Life does too and it’s my pleasure to donate this signed and worn helmet for auction. I hope it raises a lot of money for their vital spinal research projects.”

Webber, meanwhile, has selected two helmets. The first he wore at the Italian round at Monza, where he finished third. The other was used at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa where he came home fifth. Webber, who retired from F1 racing at the end of this season, has also donated a signed and worn Alpinestars race suit for the auction.

Wings for Life is the title charity partner of Red Bull Racing. More detailed information about the charity and the auction can be found at www.wingsforlife.com.

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