A stunning collection of Michael Schumacher memorabilia collected over 30 years is heading to auction


The ultimate collection of Michael Schumacher memorabilia is being auctioned by RM Sotheby’s, which gives the fans of the seven-time F1 world champion to lay their hands on his helmets, racing suits, gloves, boots, bottles of champagne, and more. Called the “Full Throttle – The Schumacher Collection” sale, the special auction features a curated selection of 150 motor racing artifacts linked to not only Michael but his younger brother Ralf and his son Mick Schumacher. What’s more impressive is that the collection was assembled over a period of 30 years by a single, dedicated Schumacher fan from Japan. Out of the 150 lots up for auction, more than 75 of them are race-worn clothing and equipment spanning the breadth of Schumacher’s career.

The 2001 Michael Schumacher Schuberth Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 Helmet is expected to fetch upwards of $60,000. Image – RM Sotheby’s

As a diehard Formula 1 fan, a few of the items from the collection that caught my attention include several helmets used by Michael Schumacher during his illustrious career, especially a selection of lids from his earliest days in karting. In fact, three helmets top the list of the most expensive items up for grabs. The pre-sale estimates by the auction house suggest they could sell for anywhere between $40,000 and $60,000. It includes the helmet that Michael Schumacher wore in 1994 when he raced for Benetton. The helmets also come with miniatures and period photos.

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The 1994 Michael Schumacher Benetton

In addition to the helmets, the collection also has racing suits used by Schumacher along with gloves and boots. Fans can bid on these highly desirable items, which include the clothing items worn by him for five consecutive World Championships racing for Scuderia Ferrari from 2000 to 2004.

1989 Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost Signed Formula 1 Moet Champagne Bottle. Image – RM Sotheby’s

Another item that could trigger a bidding war is a bottle of champagne signed by none other than Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, two of the greatest F1 champions of all time. The collection also has items for fans who cannot shell out thousands of dollars to grab Schumacher Memorabilia.

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2005 Michael Schumacher Puma Formula 1 Racing Boots may fetch upwards of $5,000. Image – RM Sotheby’s

Some of the lots have pre-sale estimates as low as $100 to $500, which includes a 2004 Limited Edition Michael Schumacher Shirt. The bidding will be open from August 16 to September 6, 2023. Interestingly, Schumacher’s race-winning Ferrari F2001b race car will also go under the hammer.

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