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Vettel's suit earns £11k

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A signed race suit worn by newly crowned Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel was sold for 11,000 pounds at a charity auction, organisers announced on Tuesday.
The suit was part of a collection of Formula One memorabilia sold at Bonhams auctions house in London that raised 39,000 pounds for the Wings for Life charity, which funds research into spinal cord injuries.
A signed suit worn by this season's world championship runner-up, Spain's Fernando Alonso, went for 6,000 pounds.
Suits belonging to recently retired German great Michael Schumacher and British former champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button were also sold, while other lots included signed race gloves and photographic prints.
"It's been one of the most competitive seasons for Formula One drivers," said Vettel.

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