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Kobayashi helmet raises $19,000

Kamui Kobayashi's charity-inspired crash helmet has raised $19,000 for earthquake and tsunami victims in his native Japan.
The auction of Kamui Kobayashi's Linkin Park-inspired crash helmet has raised a substantial amount of money for those affected by both last year's Japanese earthquake and other natural disasters.

The Sauber driver wore the specially-designed helmet in last year's Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos [see story here], before offering it up for auction on behalf of internationally renowned charity organisation Music for Relief, itself initiated by rock band Linkin Park. The helmet was personally designed by singer Joe Hahn, who met Kobayashi during the Singapore GP weekend and hit upon the idea of coming up with a one-off item that could then be sold to raise funds. The singer also signed the helmet.

The online auction ran until just before Christmas and eventually reached $19,000, most of which will be channelled to the Japanese relief effort through championed by Kobayashi since the start of the 2011 F1 season. The sum adds to the $700,000 already donated to those dealing with the consequences of the disasters that struck on 11 March, and to the $5m+ raised by Music for Relief for disaster victims and environmental projects around the world since its inception in 2005.




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26.11.2011- Saturday Practice, Kamui Kobayashi (JAP), Sauber F1 Team C30
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25.11.2011- Friday Practice 1, Kamui Kobayashi (JAP), Sauber F1 Team C30
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Giedo van der Garde (NLD) Sauber C33 Reserve Driver.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Giedo van der Garde (NLD) Sauber C33 Reserve Driver.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Giedo van der Garde (NLD) Sauber C33 Reserve Driver.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Giedo van der Garde (NLD) Sauber C33 Reserve Driver.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Adrian Sutil (GER) Sauber C33.
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Adrian Sutil (GER) Sauber C33.
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Adrian Sutil (GER) Sauber C33.
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Adrian Sutil (GER) Sauber C33.
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.
Adrian Sutil (GER) Sauber C33.
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.
Adrian Sutil (GER) Sauber C33.
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Dee - Unregistered

January 03, 2012 9:51 AM

Great effort by Kobayashi and everyone who has donated to help the people of Tohoku in Japan after all they've been and are still going through. The only thing that annoys me about all this is how the Japanese government has siphoned off over 2 billion yen of the disaster reconstruction funds to help pay for this year's Antarctic whale hunt. People should always come before politics.



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