Formula One drivers, team principles and personalities have once again documented their lives on film for a good cause, as the Zoom Auction gears up for it’s fourth annual charity fund raiser in London.
In the only auction of photographs taken by participants in any sport, images captured by drivers such as Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and Jenson Button will be up for bidding to help raise money for London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, in an event hosted by former BBC F1 presenter Suzi Perry.
“I’m thrilled to be involved with the Zoom charity auction event again this year,” said Suzi. “It raises serious money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and is a fantastic opportunity for race fans to buy one off photos signed by their racing heroes.”
The snapshots of their lives seem to as varied as they are personal – Hamilton’s shot of his pet Bulldog Roscoe in front of the Colosseum contrasts to Ricciardo’s selfie with camels in the desert, and again with Jenson’s picture of an Australian mountain bike trail in the build up to the season opener.
Christian Sylt, co-founder of Zoom, said: “Once again we would like to thank the teams and drivers, Bernie Ecclestone, the other participants and all our partners for their support. 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.”
Alison Reed, Head of Special Events at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity said: “We’re delighted to be working with Zoom for the fourth year on this exciting project, which brings together our supporters in the F1 community. The money raised will make a real difference to patients and families from across the UK. We’d like to thank Zoom and the F1 community for their continued support and generosity.”
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 worldwide can bid for.