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Michael Schumacher’s ‘office photograph’ tops auction for Great Ormond Street Hospital

11:16 05 October 2012

Michael Schumacher. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Michael Schumacher. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

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A photograph of seven-time Formula 1 drivers champions Michael Schumacher fetched £2,500 at a charity auction for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The picture ‘From the cockpit at Suzuka’ topped the bill as £12,770 was raised for the hospital.

The Mercedes driver, who announced he will retire again at the end of the 2012 F1 season, described it as ‘the office’ photograph but was delighted that it starred at the auction at the Wyndham Grand London Chelsea Harbour.

A sizeable crowd of 200 motor racing and auction enthusiasts took part in the auction, which also saw the likes of Sebastian Vettel’s ‘The Red Wall Mountain’, Fernando Alonso’s ‘Felipe Massa in the snow’ and Damon Hill’s ‘Surfers at Dusk’ images collect impressive sums for GOSHCC.

“I am delighted that my ‘the office’ photograph fetched so much for this very worthwhile cause,” the German legend, who won 91 Grand Prixs between 1991 and 2006, said.

“The image encapsulates F1 for me; the cockpit is where I feel completely at home and everything else is second nature.

“Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity has a strong link to our sport and I was glad to be able to support them through the Zoom auction.”

Antonia Dalamahoy, director of corporate partnerships at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s charity, was delighted with the amount raised by the event.

“We were delighted by the success of the inaugural Zoom auction,” she said.

“We are incredibly grateful to have received a fantastic £12,770 donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, which will help fund a new Surgery Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital, due to open in 2016.

“The Centre will provide the surgical teams at Great Ormond Street Hospital with the world-class facilities they need to treat some of the UK’s sickest children.

“We would like to thank everybody from the F1 community who took a photograph and everybody who generously bid in the auction.

“The images auctioned give real insight into the personalities of drivers, principals and others involved in F1.”

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