Ferrari driving simulator, Toyota F1 car among lots in charity auction

FIA, RM Sotheby’s doing online sale to benefit Red Cross and Red Crescent

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Toyota racing donated this F1 car, complete with engine, to the auction docket | RM Sotheby's photos

RM Sotheby’s will stage an Online Only charitable auction featuring 60 lots donated by members of the FIA motorsports community with the funds raised going to the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies for coronavirus response programs. 

The FIA Foundation has seeded the sale with a donation of €1 million ($1.113 million). 

Early donations to the docket include a racing suit worn by multi-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen, the helmet and suit worn by Damon Hill when he won the 1995 Australian Grand Prix, a racing suit from Scuderia Ferrari worn in his first victory by Charles Leclerc as well as the suit worn by Sebastian Vettel in his most recent victory, in 2019 at Singapore.

One bidder will get to spend a full day in Ferrari’s driving simulator
Sebastian Vettel’s Singapore suit is among the lots

Scuderia Ferrari also is offering a day in the team’s driving simulator as an item up for bidding.

Also on the docket are two sets of suits, gloves and boots signed by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1.

Toyota Gazoo Racing has donated a TF109 car, chassis 01, which was used in testing at a variety of tracks and also was used by Pirelli for tire testing.

Bidding begins June 15 and ends June 22.

For more information, visit the RM Sotheby’s website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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