HindustanTimes Sat,29 Nov 2014
Picture perfect role reversal
Rohit Bhaskar, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, September 06, 2012
First Published: 00:18 IST(6/9/2012)
Last Updated: 01:56 IST(6/9/2012)

As the poster boys of the most glamorous sport on the planet, Formula One drivers are among the most photographed people in the world. But, what do you get when the ones being photographed click the camera themselves? A fund-raiser, and all for a good cause.

50 photographs clicked and signed by current F1 drivers and team bosses will be auctioned by UK-based motorsport specialised auction house Coys at an event titled Zoom in London on September 14. The proceeds of event will go to F1’s official charity Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). According to the organizers, all of the 50 photos are expected to sell for four-figures (in pounds) each on average. On the photos that could fetch the highest bids, the organisers said, “The photos taken by the Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull Racing drivers are sure to be very attractive because these teams are so popular. However, anything connected to Michael Schumacher always sells for top dollar and we know from looking at other auctions that there are some incredibly dedicated fans who follow drivers such as Kamui Kobayashi so this could push up the price of his photo above all the others.”

In the collection, 2008 world champion  Lewis Hamilton shot a driver’s eye view whilst sitting in his car in the pits. “Welcome to my office! I thought it would be nice,” was the driver’s take on the photograph. The photos also include two-time defending world champion Sebastian Vettel’s view of the Alps whilst on a skiing trip and Braziliar driver Bruno Senna’s favourite beach. Some of the other pictures are of vineyards, villas, motorbikes and even tractors! Photos of Indian interest include Vijay Mallya’s photo of the Force India pits area, Narain Karthikeyan’s view of glamorous Monaco and Karun Chandhok’s picture of sunset at the Yas Marina track at Abu Dhabi last year.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of
blog comments powered by Disqus

F1 car vrooms on Rajpath
more »

In the know
Every racer's first step

In this week's column, I thought I would look at the most basic form of motorsport  - Go-Karting. When I was 6 year's old, my parents gave me a small cadet kart as a birthday present. Karun Chandhok writes.

In The Know
One for the road...

As I write on board the flight to Singapore for the Grand Prix, I thought it's a good time to go slightly off track with this week's column and talk about the travel in F1! Karun Chandhok writes. Going the distance
more »

Never thought I'd race in an Indian GP, says Narain

Narain Karthikeyan
"Since the day I started racing, I dreamt of being in the Formula One," said Narain Karthikeyan. "But never in my wildest dream did I think of racing in an Indian GP." That's how the country's first F1 racer wants to sum up his excitement about the upcoming event next month. "It's going to be the most special thing in my life," he added.

Formula One driver regimen

It’s not all glamour for the Formula One drivers who endure demanding conditions while in the cockpit. They’re subjected to incredible wear-and-tear. HT reveals their fitness regimens.

more »
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved