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F1 stars auctioning off their own stunning photographs for charity

A group of F1 stars have come together to help raise funds for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso are just three of the drivers and team bosses involved, all of whom agreed to take a camera with them last season and take some pictures - then choose their favourite to be auctioned off for charity.

"It's being done for a great cause," said F1's multi-billionaire supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

"The F1 Group has been supporting GOSHCC for many years and we are proud to be able to help with the tremendous work they do."

The auction - to be MC'd by BBC F1 presenter Suzi Perry - will be run by Coys take place in London on February 7. More details are available at www.zoom-auction.com.

The photographs will also be collected into book, to be published by Vision Sports Publishing ahead of the new season.
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Adrian Sutil: I took this picture during a tour through the Swiss Alps. It combines all of my passions: nature, cars, driving, Alps, Switzerland and home. It's here that I come to restore my energy levels after a busy weekend of Formula One.
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Christian Horner: This is a photo of my two miniature donkeys. Bobby is on the left and it's Betsy close up!
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Fernando Alonso: I took this photo on the podium at the 2013 Italian Grand Prix. Stepping onto the Monza podium is always a special feeling, as it’s the only one where you can feel all the love that the fans have for the team and it’s the best prize at the end of the weekend.
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Franz Tost: I took the photo in Singapore this year. As the only night race on the calendar it represents the sport’s ability to think of new ways to make the overall show more interesting. The guys here are carrying out one of the thousands of practice pit stops they do during the course of a season and it highlights key elements of the sport, namely speed, precision and teamwork.
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Giedo van der Garde: My race team crew, Japan 2013. Left to right Juan Ramirez, Damian Lebreuilly, Mike Horn, Chris bethell, Jim Duffy, Alan Lear (eyes shut!), Brian Brown, Dennis Fortune, George Lancaster.
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Lewis Hamilton: Brazil is the last race in the calendar each year. It's also the home of my idol Ayrton Senna so coming back here every November is really special and makes me realise how privileged I am and how much I have to be grateful for. This year I stopped off in Rio before going to the track and visited the Christ the Redeemer statue. It's amazing how this statue looks over, and after, the whole city and the view is incredible. These moments remind me how blessed I am to have the best job in the world. God is the greatest.
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Mark Webber: This is a shot I took while cycling in the French Alps during the F1 break. - - -


Martin Brundle: Kimi's front Pirelli after he spun off in Suzuka.
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Max Chilton: Singapore. Wow, what a Grand Prix circuit! The only way to view it - at night! I won there in GP2 in 2012 so returning for my F1 debut this year was really special. - - -

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Michael Schumacher: This one is a shot of Lake Geneva from out of a train, coming back from a sponsorship event in Zürich for Navyboot.
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Nico Rosberg: At the wheel of the 1938 W 154 in Stuttgart. Self portrait.
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Paul di Resta: I took this photo during the drivers' parade in Singapore. It's a rare moment before the race when you really get to soak up the atmosphere and feel buzz from the fans. It's one of the best events of the year and this photo helps sum up the spectacular nature and challenge of the track.
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Sebastian Vettel: I enjoy the mountains very much, they give me a lot of freedom and many possibilities for sports activities. It’s especially great in winter time when I can go skiing. The “Red Wall” in Austria’s Vorarlberg is awesome. I went there with my family for my first ever skiing trip and just love to come back there. I feel at home and can relax and enjoy!
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Stefano Domenicali: Our drivers, together. In this sport teamwork is the most important thing and in Ferrari, we have a great team, made up of people who are progressing together and who can now show what they are capable of.