Picture credit: Franz Tost

Formula 1 racing drivers used Nikon Coolpix cameras to take photos that will be auctioned for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity on 7 February.

The Coolpix S9500 models, signed by some of the sport’s top names, will also be sold to raise funds.

Those taking part include Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg and former Formula 1 drivers Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve and Sir Jackie Stewart.

Nikon UK’s group marketing manager Jeremy Gilbert said: ‘It’s a fantastic project that gives us a glimpse into the lives of F1 drivers from a unique perspective, both on and off the track, while helping to support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.’

The image by Michael Schumacher, which is unsigned, was captured last year.

The auction – to be held at the InterContinental Hotel on Park Lane – will be hosted by TV presenter Suzi Perry.

Picture credit: Fernando Alonso