Michael Schumacher’s Championship-Winning F1 Ferrari up for Sale
Relive the glory days of Schumi and Ferrari by bringing this stunning prancing horse into your living room. Then invite us over.
Michael Schumacher made a big impression in many people’s lives. Perhaps only comparable to Ayrton Senna, the German’s character and passion for winning was cause for adoration from fans who grew up watching the sport during his epic reign. Now, one of those lucky fans could bring home one of Schumi’s most important race cars, the F2001.
Raced during the 2001 Formula One World Championship, the F2001 was the car to beat at the time. Not only that, but it became a worldwide icon which was associated with racing supremacy, along with Schumacher, Todt, and Brawn. Fast forward 16 years, and RM Sotheby’s will be auctioning off the chassis you see pictured here, no.211, in New York City on November 16.
Sadly, the meister himself, the 91-time race winner won’t be around to witness any of this, due to a terrible ski accident he suffered back in December of 2013, which according to reports has kept him under a doctor-induced coma.
We are pleased to join Ferrari’s 70th anniversary celebrations by offering Michael Schumacher’s Grand Prix-winning Ferrari F2001 in November. Ferrari and Schumacher are the greatest names in motor racing, with a place in the public imagination that is synonymous with the highest achievements in the field. It is therefore entirely fitting that we offer the car that represents the pinnacle of that success alongside the great names in Contemporary Art such as Warhol, Basquiat, and Johns,” said Grégoire Billault, Head of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art, New York.
This particular chassis took the top step of the podium at the Monaco and Hungarian Grand Prix, plus it’s accredited with the 2001 Constructors and Drivers World Championships. It’s worth mentioning that this V10-powered F2001 is still fully functional, and could be experienced via the Ferrari Corse Clienti program, where Maranello offers full track support so clients can experience their vehicles’ full potential.
Pricing estimate? A cool $4 million.
Photos via: [Sotheby’s]