Michael Schumacher’s 2001 world championship-winning F1 car to be auctioned by Sotheby’s


It’s not every day that a world-renowned Formula 1 car wearing the Ferrari racing livery and once driven by one of the most successful racing drivers in the history goes up for sale. On November 16, Classic-car auction house Sotheby’s is going to present Michael Schumacher’s Formula 1 Ferrari F2001 racecar as a part of its Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New York City. Schumacher used the very same car to win the Monaco Grand Prix and F1 driver’s championship in 2001 – his forth out of seven in total. The famed F1 car is currently on display at Sotheby’s Autumn Sales week in Hong Kong and is being auctioned by Ferrari as a part of the company’s 70th anniversary celebration.

The Ferrari F2001, chassis no. 211, is powered by a 3.0-liter V10. It’s worth noting that the racecar is still in perfect working condition and ready for use on the circuit. Ferrari is even offering to house it in Maranello, and transport it worldwide to Corse Clienti track events offering the services of a squad of Ferrari technicians, mechanics, and test drivers. RM Sotheby’s expects chassis number 211 to bring in over $4 million.

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[Via:Topgear]