Lewis Hamilton 2019 race suit to be sold in NHS charity auction


Mercedes, McLaren, Racing Point and Williams donate lots for Bonhams' online NHS charity auction

Lewis Hamilton at the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

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A Formula 1 race suit worn by Lewis Hamilton is up for sale as part of an NHS charity auction along with several other pieces of F1 memorabilia.

Bonhams is running a digital auction as part of efforts to help raise funds for the NHS Charities Covid-19 Urgent Appeal. Bids close on April 29.

The overalls belonging to the 2019 world champion were worn during the Free Practice 2 sessions in Monaco, Austria and Silverstone and has been donated by the Mercedes F1 team along with another race suit worn by team-mate Valtteri Bottas. The Finn’s suit was worn during free practice sessions at the Azerbaijan, Monaco, French and British Grands Prix last season.

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Along with the Mercedes drivers’ suits, a signed race suit worn by McLaren driver Lando Norris has been donated by the Woking team. Racing Point has given a set of overalls belonging to Sergio Perez. The winner of the lot will also receive a 10-minute video call with the Mexican driver.

It’s not just physical memorabilia up for auction. Two package deals will also be up for grabs. The first is a 2021 British Grand Prix experience with Williams. Starting with a tour of the team’s factory and museum, the winner will receive grandstand tickets for the race weekend along with paddock and Williams motorhome access, along with a driver meet-and-greet.

Four VIP tickets to the Rofgo Golf Heritage collection is another unique package available, giving four motor racing enthusiasts the chance to view Adrian Hamilton’s personally assembled Gulf Racing car collection up close.

“The NHS staff and volunteers are heroes to us all. We at Bonhams are honoured to host this initiative and to donate the skills we have at our auction house to support those who are working so hard for us on the frontline,” Bonhams Managing Director for the UK and Europe Patrick Masson said.

Funds raised will go towards gift packs going to staff and volunteers including food and refreshments, overnight kits, sanitary products and other deliveries as well as covering travel and parking costs for NHS staff and volunteers.