Max Verstappen’s signed Oracle Red Bull Racing 2023 Dutch Grand Prix
race weekend worn overalls, estimate: £60,000-£70,000.
November 17, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The dark blue Oracle Red Bull Racing overalls worn by three-time Formula 1 World Champion Max Verstappen over the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix weekend will be offered in the Bonhams|Cars Abu Dhabi Auction Online from 17 – 30 November. Driving his Red Bull RB19, Verstappen finished in 1st position at the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix weekend in Zandvoort, in front of his home crowd, marking his 46th Grand Prix race victory. Signed by the World Champion with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Oracle Red Bull Racing Formula One Team, and estimated at £60,000 – £70,000, the overalls will be sold to benefit Red Bull’s Wings for Life charity. Verstappen is only the fifth driver in the sport’s history to win three consecutive championships, as well as joining an elite club of drivers who have won three or more World Championships.
“It’s a rare opportunity to offer Formula 1 racing overalls from such a globally renowned champion, especially when it comes from a race weekend that landed a victory in their home country – a triumph that holds a special place in the heart of any F1 driver,” commented James Garguilo, Specialist for Bonhams|Cars Automobilia Department.
Red Bull’s Wings for Life charity was founded in 2004 by Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz and the two-time motocross world champion Heinz Kinigadner after Heinz’s son Hannes suffered a spinal cord injury. The organization funds world class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.
Emma Hind, CEO Wings for Life, commented, “Wings for Life are absolutely delighted to be partnering with Bonhams|Cars on this exclusive auction in line with the Abu Dhabi GP. Both Oracle Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen are huge supporters of Wings for Life, and this championship race suit will help raise vital funds for pioneering research projects that have and will continue to change people’s lives.”
The online sale runs in conjunction with On the Grid: The Abu Dhabi Auction, in an exclusive partnership with Bonhams|Cars and the Formula 1 Paddock Club™, taking place at the FORMULA 1® ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2023 on 25 November.
The 97-lot automobilia sale will include race-used helmets, F1 body panels, posters, signed pictures as well as…