Michael Schumacher’s 2003 F1 World Championship-winning Ferrari is about to go on public sale and will fetch a whopping $9.4 million.
The seven-time world champion drove the F2003-GA Chassis 229 to seven race victories through the 2003 season, when he received his sixth world title. The automotive was additionally one of many 4 Schumacher-era Ferrari F1 chassis with seven or extra wins in a world championship-winning season.
The automotive will go up for public sale in Geneva, Switzerland, the identical nation the place the Schumacher household has been residing since 2007. In line with the Sotheby’s Public sale Home, which is in control of the public sale of the automotive, the Ferrari may fetch as much as $9.4 million.
Vincent Luzuy, the manager assistant to the director of RM Sotheby’s gross sales, expressed satisfaction in having the ability to public sale the automotive, saying:
“It’s particular as a result of this automotive is without doubt one of the solely 4 vehicles with greater than 4 wins within the Ferrari historical past and particularly with some of the expert driver of his era, Michael Schumacher.”
Luzuy additionally added the automotive is ‘track-ready; ought to the client want to give their new buy (among the finest machines of its time) a spin.
If the automotive meets its estimated public sale value, it should change into the second-most costly F1 automotive bought on the public sale. It could rank behind one other Michael Schumacher automotive — the 2001 title profitable Ferrari F2001 — which fetched $7.5 million at a Sotheby’s public sale in New York.
The costliest F1 automotive ever bought was the 1954 Mercedes W196R. That was Juan Manuel Fangio’s automotive when he received the second of his 5 World titles. It was bought for $29,650,095 on the Goodwood Competition of Velocity in 2013.
The opposite Ferraris on the costliest record
The 2001 will not be the one automotive pushed by Michael Schumacher that makes its method on the record. The F2002 (the automotive Schumacher dominated with in 2002) fetched $6.64 million in Abu Dhabi, whereas Schumacher’s F300 was bought for $6,220,000.
The opposite vehicles that discover themselves on the costliest record embrace Lewis Hamilton’s 2010 McLaren MP4-25A. It bought for $6.65 million and was the primary of the seven-time world champions’ vehicles to be bought. Ayrton Senna’s final pushed F1 automotive in 1993 — the McLaren MP4/8A — earned $4.35 million in 2018 in Abu Dhabi.
Trying on the costs these vehicles promote for, it is secure to say that F1 has at all times been a wealthy man’s sport and is prone to stay so for some time.