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Mercedes buys teenage racing fan prosthetic limb

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Matthew James, 14, who was born without his left hand, sent a cheeky letter to Ross Brawn, boss of F1 team Mercedes GP Petronas, asking for £35,000 to pay for a top-of-the range artificial limb.

In return, shrewd Matthew said he would allow the company to sponsor the hand by putting the Mercedes logo on it — like ads seen on F1 cars.

But Mercedes where so touched by Matthew’s “intelligent and moving letter” they agreed to help him and teamed up with firm Touch Bionics, who create and fit hi-tech artificial limbs.

Full story: F1 fan receives bionic hand from Mercedes team