Ferrari drivers helmets auctioned in aid of flood victims

Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso

Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso

At 10 o’clock this morning, an auction, organized by helmet manufacturer Schuberth got underway, to raise funds for those affected by the River Elbe bursting its banks and flooding the city of Magdeburg, which saw around 20 000 people having to abandon their homes.

Schuberth, an Official Supplier to Scuderia Ferrari, was indirectly affected by the flooding, as the access roads to its factory were impassable and for a few days the electricity supply was cut off. The company, one of the biggest producers of helmets in the world, thus decided to do something to support those affected.

Putting their name to this initiative are the drivers Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and Jules Bianchi, who all donated a helmet that they have used in the current season. Proceeds from the auction, which is being hosted by “eBayfür charity” (www.schuberth.com/charity) will go directly to the Mayor of Magdeburg, Dr. LutzTrumper, who will oversee the use of the funds thus raised. (Ferrari)

Subbed by AJN.