Schumacher’s Ferrrari F1 race car which won the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2000, up for auction in Monaco (Video)
At the ongoing RM Auctions in Monaco, some of the most exotic cars are up for auction. One of these cars is Schumi’s, the seven time F1 World Champion. The F1 race car which was driven by then Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher, is up for sale and is expected to fetch around Euro 700,000.
Admission to the event will require you to purchase the grand official auction catalogue for $130 which admits two and must be presented at entrance so as to permit entry. This bi annual event will see a number of high end Ferrari’s go under the auctioneer’s hammer and among them will be a Formula 1 car raced by Michael Schumacher at the World Championship victory in 2000 and one of the cars that has helped Ferrari secure its first driver’s title in 21 years.
The race car in question here, is one of the 8 produced that season. Christened as F1-2000, this Ferrari F1 car took the chequered flag at the Hungarian Grand Prix that season. That season, Schumi collected his first driver’s title with Ferrari, while Ferrari had their first constructor’s title since 1983.
As of now this F1 car is completely restored and has clocked 400 kms. Apart from the carbon fiber body and a design entirely conceived from wind tunnel testing (first such car), it is powered by a 3.0L V10 that generates 800 bhp.
Other interesting buys at the auction in Monaco include, a Ferrari 1957 625 TRC Spider. This vehicle bearing chassis number 0680 MDTR is a 320 hp, V12 race car and only one of two built by Ferrari. A 1966 Ferrari 206 S Dino Spyder by Carrozzeria Sports Cars, a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta, 1948 Ferrari 166 Inter Spyder Corsa by Carrozzeria Fontana, 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider by Pinin Farina, and 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder will all form part of the spectacular cars on auction.
Schumacher driving at the 2000 Hungarian Grand Prix