Auctioneers RM Sotheby's said it is now the most expensive F1 helmet ever sold.

The 162,000 Euros (£139,100) paid in 2019 for a race-worn helmet belonging to Ayrton Senna was previously the biggest sum ever forked out for an F1 helmet.

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But Leclerc has now broken that record in his attempts to help the victims of the Emilia Romagna floods in Italy.

The 'Charles Leclerc for Emilia-Romagna' auction was set up to help those who suffered in the region where F1 were forced to cancel a grand prix last month.

Fifteen people died and many more lost their homes.

Leclerc raised a total of £368,800 at the auction. 

His race suit sold for £52,500, his boots for £17,500 and gloves for £36,100.