The world's best Formula One racing drivers have come together to donate their race kits to spinal cord injury charity Wings for Life to raise money at this year's Bonhams Automobilia Auction on 3rd December.

Race suits signed and worn by the six world champions on the 2012 circuit - Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen - will be showcased and auctioned to motoring fans

Sebaistan Vettel and Lewis Hamilton
Vettel and Hamilton will both donate signed race suits for the charity Wings for Life [Reuters]

Each race suit is complimented by other donations from the six drivers including pairs of signed race gloves and signed photographic prints.

All lots will be sold to the highest bidder at a live auction as part of Bonhams' traditional end of year sale of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia, while all money raised from these unique Formula One items will be donated to Wings for Life.

"It's been one of the most competitive seasons for Formula One drivers but we're all willing to come together to support a great cause which means something to everyone involved with motorsports," said current Formula One world champion Vettel.

"I'm proud to have donated my race suit and gloves worn during the first race of this season in Melbourne."

Wings for Life fund cutting-edge research projects and clinical trials across the globe aimed at accelerating progress towards a cure for spinal cord injury, something that is close to the heart of many racing drivers.

The Wings for Life foundation was set up in 2004 by former Austrian Motocross rider Heinz Kinigadner, whose 23 year-old son Hannes suffered a spinal cord injury in a motocross accident in 2003.