Schumacher Ferrari F1 automobile with 5 wins sells for $14.8M


A Ferrari Formulation 1 automobile pushed by seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher within the 2003 season offered on Wednesday at a RM Sotheby’s public sale in Geneva, Switzerland, for $14.8 million.

It is the best worth paid for an F1 automobile from the trendy period, and virtually double the earlier highest bid for a Schumacher F1 automobile at public sale.

The automobile is a Ferrari 2003-GA bearing chassis quantity 229. Schumacher drove it at 9 rounds within the 2003 season and scored 5 of his six wins that yr with it, a yr that noticed him safe his sixth Drivers’ title (and Ferrari a thirteenth Constructors’ title).

2003 Ferrari Formula 1 car raced by Michael Schumacher - Photo credit: RM Sotheby's

2003 Ferrari Formulation 1 automobile raced by Michael Schumacher – Photograph credit score: RM Sotheby’s

The wins came about on the Austrian, Canadian, Italian, Spanish, and United States grands prix. As well as, Schumacher secured three pole positions, three quickest laps, and an extra two podium finishes on the Monaco and French rounds with the automobile.

Powering the 2003-GA, whose title honors former Fiat chief Gianni Agnelli, is a 3.0-liter V-10 that generates a most 930 hp and spins to 19,000 rpm. The automobile has remained in full working situation because the finish of its racing profession and was given a full service on the Maranello manufacturing unit earlier in 2022. In keeping with the itemizing, the 7-speed sequential transmission, clutch, and hydraulic system have solely coated a small proportion of their present vary.

Regardless of the excessive bid, the automobile nonetheless is not the costliest relating to F1 vehicles at public sale. That honor goes to a 1954 Mercedes-Benz F1 automobile raced by Juan Guide Fangio, which offered in 2013 for $29.65 million. It was the best worth paid for any automobile at public sale on the time.


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