Vettel and Leclerc ‘watch’ on from the Monza stands

Date published: September 5 2020

Sebastian Vettel smiling

Sebastian Vettel may not have the tifosi on hand to cheer him on at Monza but that doesn’t mean he’s without support, even if it is cardboard.

Ahead of this weekend’s action at the Italian Grand Prix the German spent some time taking photos – 76 in total – of himself and other Ferrari team members.

At a cost of 40€ apiece, the pictures were stuck on cardboard cut-outs and placed on the main grandstand on the start-finish straight.

The proceeds from the initiative will go to three different charities; Italy’s National Institute for Infectious Diseases IRCCS Lazzaro Spallanzani, the IRCCS CA ‘GRANDA Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Foundation and the Brianza Association for the ONLUS Heart.

Nothing quite like watching yourself race a Ferrari around the Monza circuit.

With no fans allowed at the Italian Grand Prix this year, the circuit is offering fans the opportunity to be ‘present’ through their face on a cardboard cut-out.

The site explains that ‘starting from 40€ (you will free to make your offer) we will print your avatar, and place it directly on the Autodromo Nazionale Monza main stands’.

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