November 16th, 2022

Valtteri Bottas’s fan-designed helmet and Acer ConceptD 7 mobile workstation to be auctioned off in support of Save the Children

A helmet sported at last month’s Mexican Grand Prix by Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN driver Valtteri Bottas will then be auctioned off, alongside an Acer ConceptD 7 mobile workstation in the same design, to raise awareness and funding for Save the Children, the leading children’s rights organization in the world.

Earlier this year, fans all over the world were encouraged to get creative and realize a special helmet design for the Finnish driver through “Valtteri’s Creator Challenge”, a competition launched in collaboration with Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN technical partner Acer, with the aim of helping children in need: inspired by fans, made for Valtteri.

The winning design, selected by Valtteri himself together with Frédéric Vasseur, Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN Team Principal, and Hajo Blingen, Vice President, Acer EMEA Marketing, was unveiled by the Finn at the most colourful race of the season, the Mexican Grand Prix, with the replica helmet subsequently auctioned off together with a powerful Acer ConceptD mobile workstation featuring the same design, with all funds going to Save the Children.

The auction will take place between 16-30 November 2022 on the F1 Authentics platform at the following link: Valtteri’s Creator Challenge Replica Helmet & ACER ConceptD 7 Pro Laptop Signed by Bottas | F1 Authentics

Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN driver: “I am a huge fan of design, and I enjoy sporting special helmets, as a way to express my creativity and my interests. Choosing between all the designs was a tough job, as all of them were unique in their own way. When I was asked to collaborate with Acer on this project, I got onboard with it right away: it was the perfect occasion to showcase a new, beautiful helmet design and at the same time do good for children in need. I personally really like the design we chose, as it perfectly resounds with the project itself.”

Hajo Blingen, Acer Europe Vice President: “We are proud to have launched this project together with our partner Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN for the second year in a row; it is wonderful to see fans putting their passion and creativity into realizing beautiful and unique designs for an important cause. It is always an honor to be joining forces with Save the Children, supporting their crucial work to protect disadvantaged children, and safeguarding their future. Concept D Workstation are the perfect PC for designers and content creators.”