We are very happy to hear that our partner ZOOM charity continues to raise valuable funds for the charity’s beneficiary, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSHCC).

After the live auction in London, the online auction continued to raise those important funds for the charity. Since our partners at ZOOM never rest in their quest for the good cause, now they have made it possible for you to get your hands on your very own unique memorabilia by purchasing the new ZOOM book online with proceeds going to the good cause.

Roscoe Does Rome

Featured in the book are – amongst others – these fabulous pictures taken by F1™ drivers. Top seller at the February live auction in London was this picture Lewis Hamilton took of his beloved dog Roscoe.

Entitled “Roscoe Does Rome” the world champion’s photograph raised £3,000 for GOSHCC.


Marmot by Sebastian Vettel

Of cause there were some other big sellers like the following photographs. We love Sebastian Vettels picture of a marmot which he gave the caption: “Usually you can find Marmots only in peaceful rural mountain areas. They are very good at hiding.

To see or hear one, you have to be calm and patient. Like these creatures I also really enjoy the peace and calmness of the mountains.”

Antenna by Kimi Räikkönen

His Ferrari teammate Kimi Räikkönen shows his sense of humour with this photo: “The guys in the garage know very well how much I like ice hockey, so they put a little ball in the car’s antenna and added a nice paintjob to make it look like a player!“

Selfie by Nico Rosberg

Mercedes-driver Nico Rosberg, runner up in the 2015 World Championship donated this selfie to ZOOM: “Like every year, I visited the Earl of March in Goodwood. It was the morning after my 30th birthday, but the celebrations had not been too wild because my wife was pregnant at the time.

I really love the Festival because I very much like old-timers. I was sitting in the library when Valentino Rossi joined me and we ate lunch together.

Before I had to get to my F1™-car, we took this spontaneous selfie. We get along very well and it is rare to have time to chat in a relaxed atmosphere.”

Sunset in Dubai by Fernando Alonso

With this picture called „Home”, former F1™-World Champion Fernando Alonso reveals his hobby: “I love photography and have taken some professional photography lessons; however, the shot I submitted was taken with my Phone – in Dubai where I live.”

Very moving is the photo by our friend, Game of Thrones-star Liam Cunningham: “MICHAEL SCHUMACHERS LAST MONACO GRAND PRIX. “


A great picture to just look at and relax, dreaming of the peace around the lakes in his home country Finland is this photo taken by Valterri Bottas: “I took this picture in Nastola in Finland and is my view looking over the lake from my house. The sunset was in the August break.”

Nastola in Finland by Valtteri Bottas

Christian Seitz, CEO and founder of The World of Neuschwansteiner said: “Children are our future – it is part of our philosophy to support charity. In our continuous partnership and with Zoom we are happy to help the good cause. Please check out the online auction as well as the great chance to support the charity by purchasing the new book to help raising valuable funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children!”

About Zoom

Zoom Powered by Princevalle in association with Pit Lane Pairings is an initiative from Money Sport Media, the publisher of the annual trade guide to F1, Formula Money. The beneficiary of the project is Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and the first event took place in September 2012.

About Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust is the country’s leading centre for treating sick children; with the widest range of specialists under one roof. With the UCL Institute of Child Health, we are the largest centre for paediatric research outside North America and play a key role in training children’s health specialists for the future.

About Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

The charity needs to raise £50 million every year to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital, buy vital equipment and fund pioneering research. With your help we provide world-class care to our very ill children and their families. www.gosh.org

This blog is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.

Photos curtesy of ZOOM, Sutton Images and Neuschwansteiner-Sutton

Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR. Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.