F1 has always been quite a closed off sport and it’s hard to get a glimpse behind the scenes. Modern technology however, has allowed fans to feel closer to the sport than ever with the likes of Twitter and Instagram. The Zoom charity auction is a genius idea where F1 drivers’ and personalities’ photos are auctioned off at a charity gala in aid of The Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and later released as an entire collection in a book.

The 2015 auction takes place on the 16th January and features some awesome personal photos from the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Nico Hulkenberg, all photos come complete with a caption. Here we’ve featured a few examples but so many other drivers and general F1 personalities have joined in with this amazing idea for such a deserving charity.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton: ‘Colorado mountains’: “Let life flow like a river, follow the path it takes you down. Take it as it comes & whilst you learn along the way, may you help guide the flow in the direction of your dreams.”

Jenson Button

Jenson Button: ‘Cockpit’: “I have the best job in the world – and this is my office!”

Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg: “I chose to take a photo of a few of the guys from my car crew. F1 is a true team sport and without these guys I would not be able to go racing. This is just a small selection of the team and everybody plays their part. I took this photo in Budapest on the Thursday morning just before walking the track.”

For more information on the auction and example photos visit the facebook page here and more information on the charity here.