The race suit worn by Red Bull driver Max Verstappen that saw him take his 41st career win and the team’s 100th during the Canadian Grand Prix weekend has raised over £100,000 after it was auctioned off for charity.
The 2023 Canadian Grand Prix saw Verstappen take his 41st career win, as the two-time World Champion equalled the late Ayrton Senna’s win tally.
Verstappen’s victory also marked a milestone of 100 race wins for the Red Bull team, making the Austrian outfit the fifth team in Formula 1 history to achieve this feat.
Following the race, it was announced that the race-worn suit, signed by the Dutchman, would be auctioned off, with the package also including an exclusive Meet & Greet with the driver, as well as a tour of the Red Bull factory in Milton Keynes.
The auction, organised by F1 Authentics, raised a total of £108,497, which will go to Red Bull’s charity partner Wings For Life.
The organisation was founded in 2004 in the fight to find a cure for spinal cord injury, as the charity funds research projects and clinical trials.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner commented: “It’s amazing to see Max’s race suit auction raise over £100,000 for our Team Charity, Wings for Life, as part of our continued fundraising initiatives.
“It’s a special suit from our 100th race win and the winning bidder has a true piece of history.
“I would like to thank Memento Exclusives for working closely with us and Wings for Life to ensure we raised the maximum amount possible, which will go directly to fund spinal cord injury research.”
Wings for Life CEO Emma Hind added: “We are absolutely delighted to find out that a total of £108,497 was raised through Max’s race suit auction!
“We can’t thank both Oracle Red Bull Racing and Memento Exclusives enough in helping us reach this fantastic total!
“The incredible amount of money raised will help fund pioneering research projects in helping us to find a cure for spinal cord injury.”