Michael Schumacher’s Benetton F1 car sells for Rs 6.3 crore

Bonhams this month successfully sold a 1994 FIA Formula 1 World Championship-Winning Benetton-Cosworth Ford B194. This is the car that aided Michael Schumacher’s highest points score of any of the individual works team chassis, and was significant for his 1st World Championship.

Schumacher's 1994 Benetton Racer Sells for $1.01 Million (1)

Listed in Lot 32, Chassis no. B194-05 sold for £617,500 (INR 63,058,931) inc. premium. Chassis ‘B194-05′ has the actual monocoque fuselage and helped the German driver win 4 races that season at San Marino, Montreal, Monaco and Magny-Cours. It’s the same dark year of Ayrton Senna’s fatal accident at Imola.

Of the 92 points Michael Schumacher scored that year, Chassis no. B194-05 accounted for 46. After the race year, ‘B194-05′ was retained at Benetton’s base at Enstone, Oxfordshire in a secure dehumidified storage. In 2000, Benetton was sold to Renault. In 2000, the F1 car was sold to Matthew Mortlock, and purchased by the current seller in January 2008 and through the next 2 years the car was rebuilt.

In 2010 end, the Benetton was shipped to Ascari Race Resort in Ronda, Spain. In 2011, it completed a few laps of testing for final engine mapping and setting up the electronics. 10 laps of testing was undertaken in 2012.

The ex-Michael Schumacher, 1994 FIA Formula 1 World Championship-Winning Benetton-Cosworth Ford B194 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater.

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