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Auction of Monaco GP Memorabilia Raises Funds for Victims of Floods in Emilia Romagna

When all eyes were on the Monaco Grand Prix on May 28th, this year, much of the world was unaware that Charles Leclerc had other things still fresh on his mind as did the Prancing Horse stable whose home at Maranello, in the Emilio Romagna region is known worldwide as the home of Ferrari and the Formula 1 racing team, Scuderia Ferrari.

It was a week earlier that the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix had been cancelled following discussions between Formula 1, the President of the FIA, including the relevant Ministers, the President of the Automobile Club of Italy, the President of Emilia-Romagna Region and the Mayor of the City. The worst floods in Italy in 100 years had just ripped through the region leaving thousands of victims of the flooding and their families and whole communities affected.

Charles Leclerc acted rapidly on completing the Monaco race and contacted RM Sotheby’s to auction his helmet, gloves, racing suit and shoes from the Monaco Grand Prix.

“Charles Leclerc for Emilia-Romagna”

Titled “Charles Leclerc for Emilia-Romagna”, the entire sale proceeds were donated to help those affected by the flooding in Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

The Scuderia Ferrari driver offered a remarkable opportunity to acquire four lots, comprising his 2023 Monaco Grand Prix race-worn helmet, race suit, gloves, and boots, all of which were signed and were offered directly from Charles himself. The highlight was undoubtedly the Bell HP77 crash helmet that was designed by Charles specifically for the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix and which was inspired by that worn by his father, Herve Leclerc, who became the first in the family to race the streets of Monte-Carlo.

The funds raised from the four items were directly donated to the Municipality of Imola for all of the most affected territories and cities which have been devastated by the floods that had struck a vast area of the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy—home to the famous Maranello factory and home to the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola Grand Prix Circuit—with special attention for families with children who had unfortunately lost their houses.

The floods struck in May 2023 and an estimated 20,000 people are believed to have been displaced in the worst flooding to affect Italy in 100 years …and 14 people died and thousands upon thousands of hectares of Agricultural land was ravaged.

Charles’ items raised over 420.000 euros and it is reported that The Prancing Horse stable also donated 1 million euros to the Region.

Not surprisingly Charles’ helmet raised the lion’s share of the funds for the four lots he put on sale at the auction.

Here are the results:

  • Lot 101 – Race Gloves 40.000€
  • Lot 102 – Race Boots 20.400€
  • Lot 103 – Race Suit 61.200€
  • Lot 104 – Race Helmet 306.000€

Our hearts go out to the victims of the floods.

Donations Called For 

Com.It.Es Monaco is engaging in a fundraising for the most urgent needs. The call to participate in the fundraising is open to all via the following bank details: IBAN: MC58 1756 9000 0106 2393 2000 489 and BIC: CMBMMCMXXXX

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