Charles Leclerc has stepped up again, as the Scuderia Ferrari driver has decided to auction off his entire specially designed and race-worn race kit of the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix to raise funds for those affected by the recent floods in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy.
The auction is organised by RM Sotheby’s and is comprised of four lots including Leclerc’s boots, gloves, race suit and helmet, all of which are signed and are offered directly from the Monegasque driver himself.
The highlight is undeniably the Bell HP77 crash helmet that was designed by Leclerc specifically for the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix and which was inspired by that worn by his father, Herve Leclerc, who became the first in the family to race the streets of the Principality.
“The funds raised from the four items will be directly donated to the Municipality of Imola for all of the most affected territories and cities which have been devastated by the floods that struck a vast area of the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy,” reads the auctioneer’s website. The region is home to Ferrari’s famous Maranello factory and the Imola circuit, also known as the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari.
Flooding began in May 2023 and an estimated 20,000 people were displaced in the worst flooding to affect Italy in 100 years. With this in mind, there will be a special focus on allocating funds to families with children who have unfortunately lost their houses.
The auction is live now and open to all until Tuesday, June 6, and can be found here. At the time of writing, the highest bid on Leclerc’s helmet stood at 51,000 euros.