Schumacher’s Ferrari F1 world championship car to go under the hammer
Are you a Ferrari F1 fan? A die-hard Michael Schumacher supporter? A high-end collector? Do you have around $4,000,000.00 to spare? If you said yes, to any of those, especially the last one, then Sotheby’s, in cooperation with Ferrari has something for you.
To celebrate Ferrari’s 70 years in Grand Prix racing, the Scuderia has placed the 2001 Ferrari F1 World Championship winning car used by the 7 time World Champ, Michael Schumacher under the hammer at Sotheby’s.
The F2001 was race driven by Schumacher all season long and is the actual car that gave Michael his 5th race win in the fabled streets of Monaco. 2001 was also the year that Ferrari won 9 times, with Schumacher finishing on the podium 14 out of 17 races, and finishing the season with 123 points.
In a statement, Gregoire Billault, head of Sotheby’s contemporary art, said “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.” Billault added.
Michael Schumacher began his career in Formula 1 back in 1991, on board the Jordan 191. He then moved on to Benetton until making his way to Maranello in 1996, and, after a few years with the Scuderia, Schumacher and company won the Manufacturer’s title in 1999. A year later Michael won the 1st of his 5 Drivers titles along with the corresponding manufaturer’s crown.
The 2001 Ferrari will be sold at auction at Sotheby’s New York on November 16th. Get your checkbooks ready.