Photos taken by Schumacher and F1 drivers to be auctioned for charity
5 February, 2014
A photograph taken by Michael Schumacher and others by several grand prix drivers will soon be auctioned off in London to raise funds for the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Charity.
Schumacher’s photograph of a boat on a lake taken from a train is one of a series of images taken by world famous racing drivers and Team Principals for this purpose.
They will be sold in a star-studded event by COYS (Specialists in Fine Historic Automobiles, Valuers and Auctioneers) for the second Zoom charity auction this Friday, February 7th, in London.
Among other interesting items on sale at the charity auction, there is Fernando Alonso’s podium shot of the Monza crowd, Nico Rosberg at the wheel of a 1938 W154 Mercedes-Benz and other images from Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Mark Webber in his final season.
Seven Nikon Coolpix S99500 cameras signed by Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, John Surtees, Alain Prost and Sir Jackie Stewart are also to be auctioned.
The highlight of the event, however, remains the photo by Michael Schumacher, given the circumstances. Let’s use this opportunity to, once more, wish him a speedy recovery.
COYS Managing Director, Chris Routledge, said: “It is a great privilege to auction a picture of a view that was taken by Michael. And that the money raised from its sale will go to such a great cause as Great Ormond Street. The photograph is creating a lot of interest. I hope that Michael’s condition continues to improve and that the picture sells well.”
Schumacher is in an induced coma at Grenoble Hospital recovering from a skiing accident. (GP247)
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