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F1 and charity click for fourth Zoom auction

15 Jan 2016

The great and good of the Formula One paddock, including drivers and team principals, have again joined forces to showcase their photography skills in the 2016 Zoom charity auction. Now in its fourth year, the event in aid of London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is the only auction of signed photos taken by the luminaries of any sport.

Throughout the 2015 season, the stars of F1 were each asked to take a photograph which gives a window into their high-octane lives. The photos are like personal postcards from the sport’s biggest names and they come from all over the globe.

Reigning champion Lewis Hamilton’s photo is of his beloved bulldog Roscoe sitting like an emperor in front of the Colosseum in Rome. In contrast, Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo took his snapshot from a trek through the desert with camels, whilst Jenson Button chose a mountain bike trail in Australia prior to the Grand Prix.

All of the photographs have been signed by the participants and will be auctioned during an exclusive gala evening at London’s InterContinental Park Lane hotel on February 5. It will be followed by an online auction on the Coys website of a selection of the signed photos which anyone can bid for.

“Once again we would like to thank the teams and drivers, Bernie Ecclestone, the other participants and all our partners for their support,” commented Christian Sylt, co-founder of Zoom. “We are looking forward to building on the success of the three previous events to raise more money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity through the auction of these unique images.”