Michael Schumacher’s outdated Ferrari Formulation One automotive has develop into probably the most precious of the “trendy period”.
The Ferrari F2003 was bought for an immense $AUD22.2 million, breaking the earlier report, which was additionally held by an outdated Schumacher mannequin, The Solar reviews.
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That automotive was the F2001, which was bought in 2017 for $11.2m, nearly half the worth of the brand new report holder.
The F2003 was the automotive wherein Schumacher received his sixth Formulation One world title.
And 5 of Schumacher’s six victories that season got here within the precise mannequin bought in Geneva, together with two extra podium finishes.
Prime Gear journal revealed that the automotive was offered “in full operating order” after being rejuvenated by Ferrari.
It’s believed that Mick Schumacher, Michael’s son, had a have a look at the automotive to verify it over at Ferrari’s non-public testing floor at Fiorano.
For the reason that car has stopped racing it has solely lined 148 miles, largely pushed by Mick.
The automotive’s last value surged previous the $15m that it was anticipated to be bought for.
RM Sotheby’s, a basic automotive public sale home, stated that the report breaking automotive: “supplied an unforgettable second for all Formulation One followers.”
Whoever has purchased the automotive has acquired themselves a little bit of Formulation 1 historical past and one of many most interesting bits of F1 memorabilia ever supplied up.
Mick is presently racing for the American crew Haas, however might be changed by Nico Hulkenburg subsequent season.
Staff Williams have been rumoured to be keen on giving him a lifeline by providing him a seat.
This text initially appeared on The Solar and was reproduced with permission.