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– Stars of motorsport and film gathered at Hexagon in north London last night to celebrate the life of F1 racing driver, Ayrton Senna
– The evening raised £72,000 for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity
– Celebrity-filled event was hosted by Sky F1’s Natalie Pinkham with guest speakers including Mercedes-Benz F1’s Paddy Lowe, ex-F1 drivers David Coulthard and Martin Donnelly, ex-McLaren Sporting Director Dave Ryan and Manish Pandey, writer and producer of the 2010 film ‘Senna’
– Exclusive event also featured a charity auction – where a replica Senna helmet sold for £5,000 – and a display featuring an original ex-Senna 1987 Lotus 99T F1 car and Lotus’ new 3-Eleven

Hexagon is very proud to announce that last night’s charity evening, The Life of Ayrton Senna, raised £72,000 for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity.

A complete sell-out, over 200 guests filled Hexagon’s Fortis Green showroom in north London and enjoyed an evening with a star-studded panel who shared their stories and memories of the three-time world champion.

Hosted by Sky F1’s Natalie Pinkham, speakers included Mercedes-Benz F1 Executive Director Paddy Lowe, ex-F1 drivers David Coulthard and Martin Donnelly, ex-McLaren Sporting Director Dave Ryan and Manish Pandey, writer and producer of the brilliant 2010 film, ‘Senna’.

They were joined by a host of celebrity guests including Lotus F1 development driver Carmen Jorda and ex-F1 driver John Watson MBE, while star cars in attendance included an ex-Senna 1987 Lotus 99T F1 car and Lotus’ all-new 3-Eleven – which hot-footed it directly from its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Coys auctioneer Chris Routledge revved up the bidding in the charity auction, highlights including a pair of VIP paddock passes for the British Grand Prix, donated by Bernie Eccelstone, which sold for £3,000 while a replica Senna helmet, signed by Lewis Hamilton sold for £5,000. Together with all of the tickets sold for the evening, Hexagon raised £72,000.

Paul Michaels, chairman of Hexagon Classics, said: “Everyone at Hexagon is overwhelmed by last night. It was a great success. I’d like to thank our celebrity panel for giving up their time to be with us and for sharing some fantastic stories. I’d also like to thank all those who generously donated auction prizes and, of course, our guests who bought tickets for the night.

“I am so proud that we have managed to raise so much money for Great Ormond Street and the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals. My granddaughter owes her life to the wonderful care she received at Great Ormond Street and I am so happy that this money will continue to help support two incredible hospitals.”

Hexagon would also like to thank Lotus, Clive Chapman, Haymarket Media Group and the Private Office of Investec Wealth and Investment for their support for this event.

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