Record-breaking bid for Vettel helmet
10 December 2013 – The race helmet Sebastian Vettel used during this year's German Grand Prix raised a record-breaking amount of money at a charity auction on Monday.
Staged by Bonhams, the auction attracted bids from around the world, with the winner ultimately spending £72,100, all of which will go to Wings for Life.
The previous record was set last year, when an Ayrton Senna helmet sold for £71,000.
"This is one of my favourite helmet designs from this season and it goes without saying that this was one of the most special races for me – my first ever home win," said Vettel.
"Just as the race meant a lot to me, Wings for Life does too and it’s my pleasure to donate this signed and worn helmet for auction."
Two of Mark Webber's helmets, used at the Belgian and Italian Grands Prix, also went under the hammer, with almost £26,000 being raised for the pair.