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Bonhams Offers Max Verstappen Race-Worn Uniform

Bonhams’ Abu Dhabi Auction Online runs through Thursday, November 30 — and as part of the event, the company has announced the addition of a race-worn uniform from three-time Formula One Champion Max Verstappen.

Verstappen wore this dark blue uniform during the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix weekend at Zandvoort— the race in which he finished in first position in front of his home crowd. It was his 46th Grand Prix race victory.

ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS – AUGUST 27: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB19 on track during the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on August 27, 2023 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Verstappen is the fifth driver in F1 history to win three consecutive championships — and he’s one of a select few to have won three or more World Championships.

“It’s a rare opportunity to offer Formula One racing overalls from such a globally renowned champion, especially when it comes from a race weekend that landed a victory in their home country — a triumph that holds a special place in the heart of any F1 driver,” said James Garguilo, Specialist for Bonhams|Cars Automobilia Department. 

The worn overalls were signed by Verstappen, come with a certificate of authenticity, and they’re being offered via Bonhams to benefit the Red Bull Wings for Life charity. 

Red Bull’s Wings for Life charity was founded in 2004 by Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz and the two-time motocross world champion Heinz Kinigadner after Heinz’s son Hannes suffered a spinal cord injury. The organization funds world class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at finding a cure for spinal cord injuries. 

Bonhams estimates the overalls to be worth from £60,000 – £70,000 ($76k to $88k).

The online sale runs in conjunction with On the Grid: The Abu Dhabi Auction, in an exclusive partnership with Bonhams|Cars and the Formula 1 Paddock Club, taking place at the FORMULA 1® ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2023 starting on November 25. 

The 97-lot automobilia sale includes race-used helmets, F1 body panels, posters, signed pictures as well as replica gloves and helmets. 

Learn more here.