Mercedes donates race suits to help Italy earthquake victims

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Triple Formula One world Constructors’ champions Mercedes have donated a pair of race suits worn by Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton to support the Italian population affected by the earthquake that recently befell their country.

Mercedes has given the autographed suits to Laureus Sport for Good Italia Foundation, with the memorabilia being auctioned in individual lots until Sunday 30 October via the charity website.

Rosberg’s race suit was used at the 2016 Austrian, British, Hungarian, and German Grands Prix while Hamilton’s equipment was worn at the Russian, Spanish, Monaco, Canadian and European Grands Prix.

Bids can be placed by visiting the website and registering with an email address and telephone number. The highest bidderat the end of the auction will be declared the winner and receive the suit shortly after.

It is worth mentioning that the latest bid on Hamilton’s suit is €6,050, while Rosberg is currently fetching €3,600. Maybe this is due to the fact that Hamilton won two races (Monaco and Montreal) wearing the piece of motorsport equipment on offer, whereas Rosberg’s suit coincides with his barren run in July.

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