Formula 1 sells Emilia Romagna GP trophies

The trophies which would've been awarded at the Emilia Romagna GP have been auctioned off.

Formula 1 has raised £217,000 for those impacted by the devastating flooding in the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy, which resulted in the cancellation last month of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

The entire weekend in Imola was cancelled following torrential rainfall which had caused disruption for several weeks, resulting in widespread flooding and landslides.

The sport itself became impacted by the flooding as soon as they arrived at the circuit, with the Formula 2 and Formula 3 paddock having flooded in areas.

Parts of the F2 and F3 paddock were knee-deep in water, whilst major roads leading into the circuit were closed due to flooding.

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Cancelling the race was the only option, with the likes of Yuki Tsunoda having remained in the area to help clean a flooded village, whilst others escaped the escalating situation.

Ferrari donated €1 million to help those impacted by the flooding, whilst F1 also donated €1 million to support the flood victims.

A recent auction though, has taken place to raise even more money to support the area and those who desperately require help.

Through the F1 Authentics website, several trophies that were going to be presented during the Grand Prix were auctioned off, with one trophy having been bought for over €70,000.

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The trophy awarded to the winning constructor was the item which received the highest bid, after being sold for €71,275, as reported by

Each auctioned item had also been signed by all 20 drivers, increasing their value.

The trophy which would’ve gone to the race winner sold for the second-highest amount, with the winning bidder having purchased it for €60,000.

The second-place trophy went for €37,325 whilst the award for third went for exactly €32,000, meaning just over €200,000 was raised from the trophies alone.

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The Pirelli Pole Position award was also auctioned off and was bought for €40,745, whilst a bottle of Ferrari Trentino went for €11,175.

This is the champagne which is sprayed by the podium finishers.

As well as the auction, several teams have set up initiatives to raise money for those who desperately need help, with AlphaTauri in particular having shared a QR code on their social media platforms to make people aware of how they can donate to support the cause.