Through their eyes

Sightsavers campaign features Formula 1 racers

Jenson Button
Jenson Button

The Formula 1 ace Jenson Button is among the racing drivers photographed for a Sightsavers fundraising campaign by the photographer Andrew Hone.

One of his pictures will be raffled on Facebook before each of the season's seven remaining Grands Prix as part of the charity's Eyes on F1 fundraising campaign, which is being run on the social networking site.

All the photographs were taken at the Grand Prix trackside this season and capture each driver’s eyes at one of the most exciting and crucial moments – just minutes before a race begins.

The charity hopes the raffling of the pictures will help draw attention to the fact that 39 million people in the world are blind, yet 80 per cent of blindness is preventable or curable.

Anyone aged 16 and over can pay £1 for a chance of winning one of the photos. The draw for the first shot, of Red Bull's Mark Webber, closes on 25 September.

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