Michael Schumacher’s F1 title-winning Ferrari up for public sale, more likely to fetch as much as £8m

The Ferrari F2003 GA F1 automobile utilized by racing legend Michael Schumacher to win his sixth world championship in 2003 is all set to be offered at an public sale by Sotheby’s on Wednesday. As per studies, the Ferrari F1 automobile with chassis 229 can obtain an estimated quantity of USD 7.6 million to USD 9.6 million. It goes below the hammer for bidding throughout the Sotheby’s Luxurious Week of gross sales in Geneva.

Schumacher used the automobile in 9 races throughout the 2003 season and returned with 5 wins for the group. Schumacher notably drove the automobile throughout the Japanese GP 2003, the place he clinched his sixth drivers’ championship title. Alongside serving to the German driver to win his fourth consecutive and sixth general title, the automobile additionally took Schumacher forward of Argentine legend Juan Manuel Fangio’s 46-year-old file of successful 5 drivers’ titles within the Nineteen Fifties.

The Chassis 229 was introduced in by Scuderia Ferrari throughout the fifth race of the season on the Spanish Grand Prix and was probably the most profitable of the six F2003-GAs that have been constructed that 12 months. He drove the automobile to win the Spanish GP, Austrian, Canadian, Italian, and US GP. On the identical time, he additionally claimed pole positions within the automobile in Spain, Austria, and Italy, whereas returning with the quickest laps in Austria, Italy, and United States. 

What has been stated about Ferrari’s F2003 GA Chassis 229 automobile?

As reported by Categorical UK, the auctioneers make clear the automobile and revealed it boasts one of many remaining V10 engines utilized in F1. The automobile produces 930bhp and a staggering 19,000 rpm. “This Method One automobile represents the zenith of one of the naturally gifted drivers in motorsport. Successful his sixth World Championship title, earlier than his seventh and remaining championship the next 12 months, this was really Schumacher at his peak,” Sotheby added.

“Provided right here in absolutely track-ready situation, that is undoubtedly one of the thrilling Method One propositions to ever attain the open market. The automobile can be provided as a single lot providing inside Sotheby’s Luxurious Week sale on November 9,” the auctioneers stated.

Mick Schumacher drove the F2003 GA in October, this 12 months

In the meantime, Michael Schumacher’s son Mick Schumacher who’s at present within the 2nd F1 season of his racing profession with Haas, drove the automobile final month. The 23-year-old received behind the wheels of the chassis 229, which was utilized by his father to say the group’s fifth consecutive constructor’s title in 2003.

“It’s tremendous gentle so it is actually maneuverable. It is a pleasure to drive when you have that V10 within the again screaming round. It’s an actual pleasure driving it and it is tremendous enjoyable. I am type of unhappy that I solely get to drive it right here as a result of I might like to take it out on an enormous monitor. However I am going to take it if that’s the one factor I get, any day once more,” Schumacher stated after driving the automobile at Ferrari’s personal Fiorano check monitor.

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