Kamui Kobayashi's customised helmet design raised over £12,000 for charity

Kamui Kobayashi’s one-off helmet design has was over £12,000 for the ‘Music for Relief’ fundraising group founded by the helmet designers, rock band Linkin Park.

The Sauber driver raced with the customised design at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix, and confirmed he would auction the helmet to raise funds in aid of earthquake victims in his Japanese homeland.

Kobayashi has been an instrumental figure in championing the Formula 1 fraternity to lend its support to victims of the earthquake and tsunami disaster early last year, which killed tens of thousands and left much of the country’s east coast flattened.

[Image via Sauber F1 Team Media]

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