Fancy getting a pair of Alfa Romeo F1 Team Shoes which are hand painted? Well below you can see how.
Alfa Romeo have teamed up with Accelleron to give fans an opportunity to grab a unique pair of customized Puma Trainers in a Bid to raise funds for Save the Children charity.
The hand painted shoes will be auctioned off in Late November / Early December to mark the end of the 2022 season. The design is the brain child of Jetmir Dzelili, a Accelleron employee who has taken inspiration and included the helmet designs of both Bottas and Guanyu on the C42, Alfa's Championship contender. It took Dzelili 37 hours to turn these Puma Trainers into a unique piece of art with such immense detail. The trainers will be presented to Both Drivers who will sign them prior to them being auctioned off on the F1 Authentics Website.
All of this is in aid of supporting Save the Children, a charity which the team have a long standing relationship. Here's what key personnel have had to say about the auction.
Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal of Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN: “Giving back to the community is fundamental to our team and one of the key elements underpinning our relationship with Save the Children since 2019 and their commitment to supporting children in need all over the world. We are delighted to bring our partner Accelleron onboard for this project: the shoes they crafted are unique, and I’m sure fans will love the opportunity to have such a piece of memorabilia. Strategic collaborations between partners don’t just stop at business operations: as a team, we are glad to involve our partners to support causes close to our hearts.”
Oliver Riemenschneider, Chairman of Accelleron: “2022 has been a meaningful year for our partnership with Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN. Our collaboration is focused on the exchange of intelligence, experience and insight between our operations, and we are already seeing the benefits of the transfer of progress and high-performance innovation. These shoes were a creative way to recognise the bond between our organizations – and to lend our support to Sauber’s commitment to Save the Children. They are a fabulous piece of Formula One memorabilia, and I hope they will help raising funds for many good causes.”
Jetmir Dzelili, Accelleron employee and artist: “I have been drawing for many years, but it has become a more serious hobby since 2016. I painted a pair of trainers for a colleague’s son and word spread: I was then asked if I would like to help mark our partnership with Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN, and of course I was happy to get involved, especially as it was for a good cause. It was a very special moment to be on stage and hand over the shoes to Valtteri and Zhou – they appreciated my work, and that's the best compliment you can get.”