A signed F1 helmet that Sebastian Vettel wore at this year's Nurburgring Grand Prix has sold for charity at Bonhams, setting a new world record in the process.
Vettel wore the helmet as he secured his first home victory. It sold for an outstanding £72,100 ($118,015) on December 9, with profits to benefit spinal cord research charity Wings for Life. It is now the most valuable Formula 1 helmet sold at auction.
The helmet was joined by one worn by Formula 1 champion James Hunt during his world championship-winning year in 1976, which sold for £37,500 ($61,380). A helmet signed and worn by Mark Webber also featured, making £17,500 ($28,644).
Elsewhere in the auction was a 1960 Bentley S2 Continental "Flying Spur" saloon, which sold for £109,020 ($179,294).
Paul Fraser Collectibles has a superb selection of Formula One memorabilia for sale, including Sebastian Vettel signed photographs.