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Formula One stars get snap happy for charity auction

Updated 1236 GMT (2036 HKT) February 2, 2016
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Formula One stars, like world champion Lewis Hamilton, are used to posing for photos but the annual charity "Zoom" auction, which raises money for a London children's hospital, gives them the chance to get behind the lens. ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The drivers were asked to take photos to contribute to a charity sale. Hamilton's contribution to the 2016 auction to benefit Great Ormond Street is his pooch elegantly posed outside the Colosseum and titled "Roscoe does Rome." Zoom charity auction
Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg managed to find another star from the world of motorsport, multiple MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi, for a selfie. Rosberg adds: "I really love the Goodwood Festival of Speed because I very much like old-timers. I was sitting in the library when Valentino joined me and we ate lunch together. We get along very well and it is rare to have time to chat in a relaxed atmosphere."
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"Me and my two favorite nerds"-- is the amusing offering from Mercedes principal Toto Wolff (left) who snapped the champion team's technical director Paddy Lowe (center) and engine department boss Andy Cowell (right) at the 2015 Italian Grand Prix. Zoom charity auction
Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo swaps four wheels for two for this offering, explaining: "I love riding bikes. Always have. The speed of course is fun but what I really enjoy is the adventure. Being in the middle of the desert in this case, it's a peaceful yet exciting experience. One which involved the odd camel too!" Zoom charity auction
There's also an outdoor theme for 2009 world champion -- and part-time triathlete -- Jenson Button, who describes his photo as: "Hepburn Springs, mountain biking. The weekend before the Melbourne GP 2015."
Red Bull Racing's Dany Kvyat takes us back to the track for his photo taken at last year's Hungarian Grand Prix. "One of the best days of my life!," the Russian racer explains. "First F1 podium and hopefully one of many to come. My team were just as happy as I was! Thank you to all of them for their hard work -- I took this picture with the time release so we can all be in it." Zoom charity auction
Toro Rosso racer Carlos Sainz takes us to the start-finish line at the Singapore Grand Prix. A selection of photos will be auctioned at a gala event in London on February 5, with others available for fans to buy around the world in an online auction hosted by Coys. Zoom charity auction
F1's global world tour means it's as much about air time as track time, as McLaren racing director Eric Boullier demonstrates with his sky-high snap. "On the way back from Budapest, we keep racing in the sky!!!" he explains. Zoom charity auction
Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner is due to attend the gala charity auction, now in its fourth year, with his wife -- former Spice Girls singer Geri Halliwell. Will they spot a photo they really, really, want? Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images