F1 Driver and RM Sotheby’s Join Forces for Emilia-Romagna Flood Relief

In a remarkable display of solidarity and generosity, renowned Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc and auction house RM Sotheby’s joined forces to organize a charity auction to support the Emilia-Romagna flood relief fund. 

Over €429,000 was raised at an auction featuring Leclerc’s race-worn gear from the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix to help those in need in the region. 

This extraordinary effort demonstrates not only Leclerc’s athletic prowess but also the kindness and generosity of people worldwide.

Charles Leclerc's race-worn helmet from the  sold for  €306,000

World Record Broken: Grand Prix Helmet Sells for €306,000

The auction’s highlight was Charles Leclerc’s race-worn helmet from the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix, which shattered records by fetching an astonishing €306,000

This remarkable sale secured the helmet’s place as the most expensive racing helmet ever auctioned, exemplifying the high regard for both Leclerc’s talent and the noble cause it supported.

In addition to the iconic helmet, Leclerc’s one-of-a-kind race suit, boots, and gloves, specially created for the Monaco event, were also included in the auction.

The race suit, designed with striking red-and-white colors mirroring the Monaco flag, fetched an impressive €61,200. 

Charles Leclerc iconic helmet, one-of-a-kind race suit, boots, and gloves,

Bidders vied for Leclerc’s race-worn boots, driving the final price to €20,400. The rain-stained gloves, bearing testament to the intensity of the race, were sold for a notable €42,000.

Collective Proceeds From Auction

The collective proceeds from the auction amounted to an extraordinary €429,600. The money raised will be entirely dedicated to providing assistance to the estimated 20,000 individuals affected by the recent flooding in Emilia-Romagna.

This significant contribution will aid the region’s recovery and support those displaced and impacted by the natural disaster.

This collaborative effort between Leclerc and RM Sotheby’s demonstrates the power of solidarity. When we come together, we can substantially and positively impact the lives of those in need.

Feuza Reis

News & Events Editor

My name is Feuza, but everyone calls me Fuse. I am originally from Brazil and have been traveling all my life, but then I became obsessed with Italy. I launched my TikTok and travel blog in 2021, sharing my Italian adventures and other Southwest Europe travel. I am a member of The International Food Wine Travelers Association (IFWTWA), leaning deeper into travel journalism. I am also a professional photographer and SEO strategist. My style of travel is slow travel. I like finding the oldest cafes and bars in town, and I imagine how it would be to live there. Travel fuels my soul, and I am beyond excited to be a contributor to Live in Italy.

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