F1: Charles’ Leclerc helmet sells for report sum in Emilia-Romagna public sale

Ferrari Formula 1 Charles Leclerc

Ferrari’s Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc arrives on the beginning grid forward of the Method One Monaco Grand Prix on the Monaco road circuit in Monaco, on Could 28, 2023. (Photograph by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP)

The Method One helmet worn by Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc at his dwelling Monaco Grand Prix final month offered for a report 306,000 euros ($329,960) in an public sale to lift funds for flood victims in Emilia-Romagna.

Auctioneers RM Sotheby’s mentioned in an announcement on Thursday that the quantity made it the highest-priced racing helmet ever auctioned.

A 1990 helmet worn by Brazilian triple champion Ayrton Senna, with the crew radio nonetheless in it, set the earlier report in 2019 when it went for 162,000 euros.

Leclerc’s race go well with fetched 61,200 euros, his boots went for 20,400 and his gloves offered for 42,000 in a ‘Charles Leclerc for Emilia-Romagna’ charity public sale that made a complete of 429,600 euros.

The signed crimson and white Bell HP77 helmet was a one-off merchandise created for the Monaco race, by which Leclerc completed sixth.

Fifteen folks died in floods that hit the northern Italian area in Could when torrential rain triggered greater than 20 rivers to burst their banks and despatched water cascading via cities and villages.

Ferrari’s dwelling grand prix at Imola was known as off, with Monaco the following race on the calendar.

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