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Drivers turn photographers for charity

ESPN Staff
August 30, 2012
Michael Schumacher's view from the cockpit © Getty Images

Leading Formula One drivers and personnel have taken a series of photographs that will be auctioned off to raise money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

All of F1's current drivers were asked to take part in the Zoom project by taking photos of whatever subject they wanted. The images, which range from Michael Schumacher's cockpit to Adrian Newey's classic tractor, will be auctioned on September 14 at a VIP event in London. Other pictures include Sebastian Vettel's favourite Alpine scene and Bruno Senna's beach paradise in Brazil.

Sebastian Vettel's favourite Alpine view © Getty Images

"The auction is a super idea," said F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone. "It will hopefully raise a lot of money for the hospital and the teams will get coverage."

GOSH director Antonia Dalmahoy added: "We are delighted to be the chosen beneficiary of the Zoom auction and would like to thank everyone who has taken a photograph. The images give real insight into the drivers' personalities and we're really looking forward to the auction."

All the images have been signed by the photographer and will be auctioned by Coys. More details can be found here.