The darkish blue Oracle Crimson Bull Racing overalls worn by three-time System 1 World Champion Max Verstappen over the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix weekend shall be provided within the Bonhams | Automobiles Abu Dhabi Public sale On-line from 17 – 30 November. Driving his Crimson Bull RB19, Verstappen completed in 1st place on the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix weekend in Zandvoort, in entrance of his house crowd, marking his forty sixth Grand Prix race victory. Signed by the World Champion with a Certificates of Authenticity from the Oracle Crimson Bull Racing System One Workforce, and estimated at £60,000 – £70,000, the overalls shall be offered to profit Crimson Bull’s Wings for Life charity. Verstappen is just the fifth driver within the sport’s historical past to win three consecutive championships, in addition to becoming a member of an elite membership of drivers who’ve received three or extra World Championships.
“It’s a uncommon alternative to supply System 1 racing overalls from such a globally famend champion, particularly when it comes from a race weekend that landed a victory of their house nation – a triumph that holds a particular place within the coronary heart of any F1 driver,” commented James Garguilo, Specialist for Bonhams|Automobiles Automobilia Division.
Crimson Bull’s Wings for Life charity was based in 2004 by Crimson Bull proprietor Dietrich Mateschitz and the two-time motocross world champion Heinz Kinigadner after Heinz’s son Hannes suffered a spinal wire harm. The group funds world class scientific analysis and medical trials across the globe geared toward discovering a treatment for spinal wire accidents.
Emma Hind, CEO Wings for Life, commented, “Wings for Life are completely delighted to be partnering with Bonhams|Automobiles on this unique public sale in step with the Abu Dhabi GP. Each Oracle Crimson Bull Racing and Max Verstappen are big supporters of Wings for Life, and this championship race swimsuit will assist increase very important funds for pioneering analysis initiatives which have and can proceed to vary folks’s lives.”
The web sale runs together with On the Grid: The Abu Dhabi Public sale, in an unique partnership with Bonhams|Automobiles and the System 1 Paddock Membership™, happening on the FORMULA 1® ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2023 on 25 November.
The 97-lot automobilia sale will embody race-used helmets, F1 physique panels, posters, signed footage in addition to duplicate gloves and helmets. Highlights embody:
Alain Prost‘s 1984 race worn Dallas Grand Prix GPA helmet in his iconic design with marks and scratches from race put on, estimated at £10,000 – 12,000. An unforgettable race, the Dallas Grand Prix was a one-off occasion on account of a variety of heat-related points which resulted in solely 8 out of the 26 drivers making it throughout the end line. Driving for McLaren, Prost was pressured to retire on lap 56 after a collision with the wall resulted in a puncture.
Two of Valtteri Bottas’ helmets – one a 2020 AMG Mercedes Benz F1 signed helmet used throughout the Portugese Portimao and Italian Emilia Romagna race weekends, estimated at £11,000 – 15,000, and the opposite an Alfa Romeo F1 signed helmet used throughout the Inaugural 2022 Miami Grand Prix weekend in Friday’s observe session, estimated at £24,000 – 26,000.
A signed McLaren Mercedes race swimsuit worn by Jenson Button throughout the 2011 Monaco Grand Prix the place Button completed in third place, estimated at £3,000 – 5,000.
A McLaren 620R Spider Bonnet signed by McLaren F1 drivers Lando Norris, Oscar Piastri, and CEO Zac Brown, estimated at £2,000 – 3,000. Proceeds from the sale of this lot will profit ‘It’s By no means You’ – a charity devoted to supporting the dad and mom of kids with most cancers.
Bonhams, based in 1793, is without doubt one of the world’s largest and most famous auctioneers, providing effective artwork and collectables, collectors’ vehicles and a luxurious division, which incorporates jewelry, designer style, watches, wine, and whisky. In 2021 and 2022, Bonhams made a variety of vital acquisitions which type the broader Bonhams community. These embody: Bukowskis, Bruun Rasmussen, Bonhams Skinner and Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr. High tons for 2022 included a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder (Offered for US$4,185,000), a pair of blue and white octagonal candlesticks (Offered for HK$30,453,00/ US$3,911,913), La femme en rouge au fond bleu by Chaïm Soutine (Offered for £1,842,300/ US$2,236,940), and a uncommon emerald and diamond Cartier bracelet (Offered for US$3,240,375).
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