Spyker is selling the remaining spaces on its F1 car to the highest bidder via eBay, the first time in the sport’s history that team sponsorship is being offered by auction. Anyone can bid for the spaces by clicking here but it won’t come cheap. Bidding for a logo on the nose of the Spyker car starts at €500,000, with prices reportedly rising to €3 million for a spot on the engine cover.

"We think that this is a unique opportunity for all those eccentrics and philanthropists out there who want to propose marriage in style, support their chosen charity or highlight just causes," said Bas Verhart, a rep from Dutch cross media agency Media Republic.

To help raise funds for charity, Spyker will also be selling promotional items that include team hospitality and track test days with visits to the pits, and a 'Spyker Experience Day' that includes a tour of the Spyker factory as well as Spyker branded merchandise.