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Formula 1 drivers showcase photography skills for Zoom charity

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Bernie Ecclestone, Formula 1 drivers and team principals will join forces to showcase their photography skills in the annual Zoom charity auction.

Launched in September 2012, the event aims to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity through signed photos taken by the stars of any sport, which gives fans a glimpse of behind the scenes at the track and reveals how F1’s superstars enjoy themselves away from it.

Throughout a memorable 2015 season, stars of F1 were asked to take a photograph which gives an insight into their lives. The photos have been signed by the drivers and will be auctioned by COYS during an exclusive gala evening at London’s InterContinental Park Lane next month. Following this will be an online auction of a selection of the signed photos which anyone worldwide can bid for.

Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton took a photo of his beloved bulldog Roscoe sitting like an emperor in front of the Colosseum in Rome. Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo took a snapshot from his trek through the desert with camels whilst British driver Jenson Button chose a mountain bike trail in Australia prior to the Grand Prix.

Suzi Perry will return to host this year’s Zoom auction, with being the face of BBC’s F1 coverage for the past 3-years, she has built up a knowledge of the world of motorsport, developing great relationships with the drivers and team principals.

“I’m thrilled to be involved with the Zoom charity auction event again this year,” Suzi said. “It raises serious money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and is a fantastic opportunity for race fans to buy one off photos signed by their racing heroes.”

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