Red Bull racing simulator auction raises $225,000 for spinal cord injury research

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A one-of-a-kind Red Bull racing simulator signed by three-time World Champion Max Verstappen has sold at auction for an incredible $225,000, making it one of the largest charity auction items sold by Red Bull Racing and F1 Authentics

Uniquely, the simulator is constructed using official CAD data to accurately recreate the RB18 cockpit, complete with racing seats, steering wheel and gaming screens for unparalleled immersion. This makes the level of detail indistinguishable from the real race machines.

The auction was run by our partners at F1 Authentics, owned by Memento Exclusives, in partnership with the Oracle Red Bull Racing team with proceeds being donated to Wings for Life, Red Bull’s long-time partner charity funding spinal cord injury research. Founded in 2004 and dedicated to finding a cure for SCI, Wings for Life will channel the funds into global research efforts and trials.

The simulator auction provided a fitting capstone to Oracle Red Bull Racing’s record-breaking 2023 season with Verstappen clinching his third Drivers’ Championship. The striking Las Vegas livery pays homage to Red Bull’s penultimate race showing in Vegas last November.

By pairing collectible F1 memorabilia with support for Wings for Life’s invaluable research, the collaboration demonstrates innovation powering progress on and off the track.

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