We may not have Wrooom anymore, which breaks my heart (and Grace’s too), but in the last four years there has been an off-season event that has ramped up and benefits a great cause.
The 2016 Zoom event will be held on February 5th, 2016 and it will continue to benefit Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Zoom is the only auction of signed photos taken by the stars of any sport. It gives fans a glimpse behind the scenes at the track and reveals how F1’s superstars enjoy themselves away from it. The photos are like personal postcards from the sport’s biggest names and they come from all over the globe.
Reigning champion Lewis Hamilton’s photo is of his beloved bulldog Roscoe sitting like an emperor in front of the Colosseum in Rome. In contrast, Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo took his snapshot from a trek through the desert with camels whilst Jenson Button chose a mountain bike trail in Australia prior to the Grand Prix.
Roscoe does Rome.
“F1 is very much a global traveling family (with Jennie Gow and Graeme Lowdon).”
“Here is a pic of the Moulin de Verzenay. It belongs to Mumm and is in the middle of the vineyard. I love it !”
Throughout a memorable 2015 season, the stars of F1 were each asked to take a photograph which gives a window into their high-octane lives. All of the photographs have been signed by the participants and will be auctioned by Coys (www.coys.co.uk) during an exclusive gala evening at London’s InterContinental Park Lane on Friday 5th February. It will be followed by an online auction on the Coys website of a selection of the signed photos which anyone worldwide can bid for.
If you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to support the cause and bid on one of these incredibly rare and unique pieces of F1 history.
Zoom Powered by Princevalle in association with Pit Lane Pairings is an initiative from Money Sport Media, the publisher of the annual trade guide to F1, Formula Money (www.formulamoney.com). The beneficiary of the project is Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and the first event took place in September 2012.