Published on December 16th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Sebastian Vettel’s F1 helmet sold for a record price
Sebastian Vettel broke another Formula One world record last Tuesday and he didn’t even have to climb into a car to do it.
Sebastian Vettel regularly changes his helmet and his gold one worn in Germany (pictured) has sold for a record price of USD118,000.00. This race helmet worn by the four-time world champion has set a new world record price at a charity auction at Bonhams auctioneers in London. An intense bidding war surrounded the helmet, which featured a glittering gold design. The successful bidder eventually paid $118,000 for the helmet which was worn by Vettel on his way to victory in this year’s German Grand Prix.
The figure topped the previous world record price of $116,189 paid for a helmet which belonged to Brazil’s late three-time champion Ayrton Senna. The funds raised by Vettel’s helmet will go directly to the Wings for Life charity set up by Red Bull Racing owner Dietrich Mateschitz. The charity focuses on research into spinal cord injuries.