The Justin Wilson Memorial Charity Auction totals have been revealed, with a final tally of $637,067.94 posted on Tuesday. A more detailed breakdown is linked here, via RACER.com.
The auction featured more than 500 items, organized by Graham Rahal in partnership with eBay, Auction Cause and eBay CEO Devin Wenig.
A number of helmets and firesuits came up for auction, among a handful of other lesser expensive items.
There was additional money raised during this year’s Buxton Big Time Bash, held in Austin, during the United States Grand Prix weekend – more than $16,000 from NBCSN Formula 1 pit reporter and insider Will Buxton.
Note that if you want to give to the Wilson Children’s Fund, you still can, via this link.
I am proud to say that the #JWMemorialAuction raised $637,067.94, included over 13,000 bids and over 6 million page views! Thank you all!
“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.
“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”
Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something
we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”