Red Bull Racing drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber are racing specially-branded cars this weekend at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone. Embedded beneath the trademark red, blue and yellow liveries are the faces of 25,000 fans who contributed to the Wings for Life charity, which strives to find a cure for spinal cord injury.
The team matched each donation made and helped the initiative raise more than $1.2 million (100 percent of all donations will go directly to spinal cord injury research projects around the globe).
Every continent is represented on the car and photos were sent from as far away as Costa Rica, Fiji and Guadeloupe. Famous faces on the car include Niki Lauda, the three-time Formula One champion, and Thierry Henry, the star forward for Red Bull New York.
“The paint scheme on my car for this weekend looks awesome, the guys have done a great job," said Webber, who is in the middle of a fantastic year and currently sits secound in the championship. "It’s great that the fans can travel with me round the circuit for the whole weekend, while supporting an incredible cause -- let’s hope the livery gets a good result!"