A championship-profitable Ferrari Formulation 1 car or truck pushed by Michael Schumacher went below the hammer on Saturday throughout RM Sotheby’s auction coinciding with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The ultimate bid arrived in at $five.nine million and following including the relevant buyer’s charge the ultimate selling price compensated for the car or truck was $six,643,750. A former auction of a Schumacher F1 car or truck, the a single he drove in the 2001 period, sold for $7.5 million at an auction in 2017.
A part of the proceeds of the hottest sale will go to a amazing trigger, the Keep Fighting foundation set up by Schumacher’s spouse and children following the famous racing driver’s 2013 snowboarding incident that remaining him with severe head accidents. Schumacher has been out of the general public eye at any time due to the fact but the basis is continuing his charitable operate.
The car or truck is the F2002 bearing chassis quantity 219, the a single Schumacher drove in a number of races in the 2002 period, such as to victory at grands prix held in Austria, France and San Marino. He by no means concluded a race that period reduced than next.
Michael Schumacher at the 2002 Formulation 1 French Grand Prix
The overall performance of chassis no. 219 served Schumacher rating the fifth of his 7 F1 titles. Unbelievably, Schumacher clinched the title with 6 races to go, earning it the fastest any driver has at any time locked down the Drivers’ Championship title. That exact 12 months, Ferrari also secured the Constructors’ title.
Immediately after the French Grand Prix, chassis no. 219 was employed as a check car or truck, and Ferrari retired it following the period. Considering the fact that then, it truly is moved to a lot of distinctive personal collections close to the world. It will now head again to Ferrari for a rebuild of its motor and transmission. The moment the operate is total, it will be formally handed more than to its new proprietor at Ferrari’s Fiorano check observe.
A 1992 Benetton B192 F1 car or truck pushed by Schumacher was also offered at the RM Sotheby’s auction for $725,000, whilst a 1982 Ferrari 126 C2 F1 car or truck pushed by Mario Andretti to his ultimate podium complete fetched $one.nine million.
The most high priced sale of the working day was not a previous race car or truck, nonetheless. The honor goes to the Pagani Zonda Aether which fetched $six.05 million, last but not least heading for $six,812,000 when you incorporate the buyer’s charge.