Red Bull raises more than €1m for charity

© Ubaid Parkar, 7 July 2012
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The livery of each of the Red Bull cars running at the British Grand Prix this weekend features more than 25,000 photos sent in by fans as a part of an effort to raise money for charity.

People from around the world made a donation to have a picture uploaded on the ‘Faces for Charity’ website of which all proceeds, including the amount Red Bull matched, went to the organisers Wings for Life.

“The paint scheme on my car for this weekend looks awesome, the guys have done a great job,” Mark Webber said. “It’s great that the fans can travel with me round the circuit for the whole weekend, while supporting an incredible cause – let’s hope the livery gets a good result!”

The charity, which has raised more than €1 million with the initiative, is committed to finding a cure for spinal cord injury and has both the Red Bull drivers as its ambassadors.

“I think chances like this for the fans to be involved are great – I will have thousands of wing men and women with me on every lap of the track this weekend,” Sebastian Vettel said. “The Wings for Life cause is a special one, I care a lot about the work they are doing and have been an ambassador of the charity for many years.”

Every continent is represented on the car and includes photos from triple world champion Niki Lauda and footballer Thierry Henry as well.

 

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