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F1 stars behind the lens

By Matt Majendie

Updated 1048 GMT (1848 HKT) March 12, 2015
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Fancy owning a photograph taken by a Formula One star? The annual Zoom charity event auctions snaps by F1's hierarchy to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. "Let life flow like a river," is 2014 world champion Lewis Hamilton's offering. Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button's photo is captioned: "I have the best job in the world -- and this is my office!" Thankfully for the Briton, that remains the case with McLaren signing him up for the 2015 season. Jenson Button
Nico Rosberg paid tribute to Germany's football World Cup winners at the German Grand Prix. Rules stated he couldn't depict the World Cup trophy on his helmet but the four gold stars did the trick for the Mercedes driver... he won the race! Nico Rosberg
Kimi Raikkonen photographed his Ferrari gloves before his first race back for his former team with the words "I would rather be in a Ferrari than any other team." Kimi Raikkonen
Things may have not gone to plan for four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel on the track last season but it's not all bad for the new Ferrari driver, who found time to escape the hustle and bustle of the grid and take this snap walking in the Alps. Sebastian Vettel
"Home, sweet home" is the perfect pic for Daniel Ricciardo, who has joined much of the F1 grid in buying a new home in Monaco. The Red Bull race winner says being close to the ocean was the main reason for the move. Daniel Ricciardo
Williams driver Felipe Massa put his phone on a timer to catch a snap of himself and his son Felipinho settling down to watch football -- their shared passion. Felipe Massa
Finnish drivers have often been renowned for their ice cool approach to the race track but Williams driver Valtteri Bottas takes it one step further with his snap of Finnish Lapland in January. Valtteri Bottas
Lotus racer Romain Grosjean chooses an emotive snapshot of a chalet in Chamonix in the French Alps where he enjoyed his first holiday with his wife Marion. Tragically, it is also where his best man, who died in July 2014, used to live. Romain Grosjean
Recently appointed Williams reserve driver Susie Wolff looks out onto Lake Bodensee in Switzerland while on a break from an early morning run. Husband and Mercedes boss Toto is not, however, behind the lens -- she's another racer using a timer to snap this stylish selfie. Susie Wolff
Toto, meanwhile, gets photobombed as he attempts a selfie on the grid at the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix with Mercedes technical boss Paddy Lowe. The photobomber is the promoter of the Malaysian Grand Prix. Toto Wolff
This year's auction will be attended by F1's glitterati at a top London hotel on January 16. Among the lots is Adrian Newey's photograph of his garage. Who would have guessed the Red Bull Racing car design guru is an engineer? Adrian Newey
F1 is renowned for its globetrotting nature but Red Bull team principal Christian Horner prefers things closer to home and is auctioning this view from the Cornish coastline in England. Christian Horner
A test driver for Sauber in 2014, Giedo van der Garde reveals his temporary home on stilts for his honeymoon in the Maldives after marrying Denise Boekhoorn, explaining: "It was a special place, special location and the first time as a married man with some good memories." Giedo van der Garde
Esteban Gutierrez, who has a new role as a Ferrari reserve driver for 2015, admits to missing the pleasures of home, notably Mexican food. And after 18 months living in Switzerland, he finally stumbled across his first proper Mexican meal! Esteban Gutierrez
Former Renault team boss Flavio Briatore and close friend of F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone's enters Zoom's auction with his snap of the Christmas decorations at Casino Square in Monte Carlo. Flavio Briatore
Driver Adrian Sutil shows he is F1's renaissance man with his aerial view of Florence in Italy. An accomplished pianist as well, he will have more time to spend on such artistic exploits in 2015 having been dropped by Sauber. Adrian Sutil
Fitness trainers are are multitaskers. Here, Antti Vierula, the former personal trainer for McLaren's Kevin Magnussen, tinkers with the Dane's helmet prior to a race weekend. Kevin Magnussen
Bernie Ecclestone snaps a deer statue in his garden. In his usual deadpan fashion, the F1 supremo's caption says: "It's a deer. He's been there for years. He hasn't grown or done anything but there's real deers in the garden as well." Bernie Ecclestone
Suzi Perry, who presents F1 coverage for the BBC, is also the host of the Zoom charity auction. Describing herself as a "crazy cat lady," she caught this feline in action in Kuala Lumpur during the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend. Suzi Perry