Red Bull Racing's 'fan car' project for the British Grand Prix next month is proving very popular with Formula 1 fans, with spaces on David Coulthard and Mark Webber's cars going fast.

A few celebrity faces are starting to appear on the car in addition to DC and Webber, including Freddie Flintoff, England rugby internationals Martin Corry, Lewis Moody and Mark Cueto, and Premiership football stars Nigel Reo-Coker, Marcus Hahnemann and Jimmy Bullard. There's still time to get your face on one of the cars too and support the spinal cord charity, Wings For Life in the process.

Wings For Life is the brainchild of former Austrian motocross rider Heinz Kinigadner, whose 23-year old son Hannes was crippled in a motocross accident in 2003.

He started the foundation with the help of Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz and today it is one of the leading organisations supporting research into curing debilitating back injuries.

"Only 16 years ago, a broken back was thought to be incurable but now we know that is not the case," said Dr Jan Schwab. "The question is not if we can find effective treatments and cures, the question is when."

The unique concept will see more than 50,000 race fans literally appear on the bodywork of the two RB3s at Silverstone. Costing ?10 apiece, interested participants will be able to upload a portrait of themselves, friends and/or family to the database at www.facesforcharity.com, choosing whether they appear on Coulthard or Webber's car as well as where their picture goes. To do your bit and be on a F1 car visit: www.facesforcharity.com now before it is too late.

 

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