A true Formula 1 star, Max Verstappen intends to use his name to have a positive influence on the causes that are close to his heart. As a result, the Red Bull driver has decided to make a very nice gesture for a charitable foundation by offering his Austrian Grand Prix helmet for an auction. Thanks to this, the Dutchman should be able to raise substantial funds for this organization.
World champion last year, Max Verstappen certainly changed his status by Formula 1. The pilot of Red Bull, one of the best in the discipline at present, seems well on his way to retaining his title. The Dutchman is the leader of the general classification, with 38 points ahead of his runner-up Charles Leclerc and 57 lengths behind his teammate Sergio Perez. But Max Verstappen is not just a star of the Formula 1. The native of Hasselt in Belgium is gradually making a name for himself internationally. And he intends to use his reputation for a good cause.
Verstappen puts his Austrian GP helmet up for auction
In this context, Max Verstappen decided to offer his original helmet that he wore during the Austrian Grand Prix for an auction in support of the foundation Wings for Life. This non-profit organization founded by the co-owner of Red Bull Dietrich Mateschitz and the two-time motocross world champion Heinz Kinigadner works to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. Max Verstappen intends to help this foundation to raise funds for their research. And he should get a good jackpot.
To support Wings For Life, I’m auctioning off my Austrian GP 2022 helmet and will personally hand it over to the lucky winnerFancy this? Then place your bids and make it happen 👉 https://t.co/IRiPsxevkb pic.twitter.com/12y4Edy0PG
— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) July 8, 2022
Already more than €130,000 collected
The auction will end on September 4. And for the moment, the helmet of Max Verstappen has a winning bid of €132,500. The amount can and most certainly should move by the end of the sale. Whoever wants to outbid will have to go up to €135,000. With the time remaining, we imagine that the helmet of Max Verstappen should reach a fairly substantial sum. Especially since there is not only that to win. In fact, the pilot Red Bull will sign their helmet and hand deliver it to the winner of the auction. The latter will also be offered two VIP tickets for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prixthe last race of the 2022 season.
“I would like to warmly thank Max”
The director of Wings for Life, Anita Gerhardterdid not fail to thank Max Verstappen for his gesture which will certainly be beneficial for his organization in remarks reported by GPfans.com : “ On behalf of our research community and the entire team behind Wings for Life, I would like to extend a big thank you to Max for putting his helmet up for auction. » At 24, Max Verstappen already seems to show great maturity. Like Lewis Hamilton, the Dutchman wants to use his name, his reputation and his fame to help causes that are close to his heart. It remains to be seen how much the bids for his helmet will go up. See you on September 4th.