International auctioneers Coys have sold a series of photographs taken by Formula 1 drivers, team principals and boss Bernie Ecclestone for the third Zoom charity event raising in excess of £20,000 on Friday 16th January in London.
The stars of the sport got behind the camera during the 2014 season and each took a picture that represented a snapshot of their world. The results – all exclusively signed by the participants – were auctioned in aid the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity during a star-studded gala evening at the InterContinental Park Lane hotel.
Chris Routledge, auctioneer and Managing Partner at Coys (www.coys.co.uk), said: “These stunning images gave fans a unique insight into the lives of their favourite Formula 1 stars. Celebrities were here and they all came on stage to auction their lot. It was a fantastic experience for the noblest cause and we are happy to have supported Zoom and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity once again.”
All F1’s drivers and team principals have taken part including Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Adrian Newey and Christian Horner. The results included images as diverse as Jenson Button’s view of his ‘office,’ Toto Wolff’s on-the-grid selfie in Bahrain and the unusual art occupying Bernie Ecclestone’s back garden.
Bernie Ecclestone made an appearance and got into a bidding war for his own picture, like he did last year, which he ended up winning. Pop singer-songwriter Geri Haliwell was also on site accompanying her fiancé, Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner.
In addition to these original photographs, bidders found nine Nikon COOLPIX S9700 cameras amongst the lots donated by the event sponsors Nikon, each signed by a legendary Formula 1 World Champion including Niki Lauda, Jacques Villeneuve, Mario Andretti and Sir Jackie Stewart.
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Zoom in association with Nikon is an initiative from Money Sport Media, the publisher of the annual trade guide to F1, Formula Money (.formulamoney.com). The beneficiary of the project is Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and the first event took place in September 2012.
About Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust is the country’s leading centre for treating sick children, with the widest range of specialists under one roof. With the UCL Institute of Child Health, we are the largest centre for paediatric research outside North America and play a key role in training children’s health specialists for the future.
About Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
The charity needs to raise £50 million every year to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital, buy vital equipment and fund pioneering research. With your help we provide world class care to our very ill children and their families.