The Ferrari wherein Michael Schumacher received his sixth System One world title has smashed public sale information to change into the costliest F1 automobile in historical past.
The F2003-GA bought for $14.9 million in a Sotheby’s public sale in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday, nearly doubling the earlier report for an F1 automobile when Schumacher’s F2001 fetched $7.5 million in 2017.
In accordance with Sotheby’s, Schumacher recorded 5 race wins, two podiums and three pole positions within the F2003-GA. In that season, the German completed simply two factors forward of Kimi Räikkönen within the championship standings to assert the sixth of his seven world titles.
“Formula One cars of this quality and provenance rarely come to market, and this particular car is the best of the best,” stated Augustin Sabatié-Garat, Director of Gross sales EMEA at Sotheby’s.
“We are delighted that it has achieved a world record price for such a car, as it truly reflects the importance of this chassis.”
The automobile is able to be pushed after Schumacher’s son, Mick – who races for the Haas F1 workforce – accomplished a shakedown in it at Ferrari’s Fiorano take a look at monitor forward of the sale.
By claiming his sixth world title, Schumacher handed Juan Manuel Fangio’s report tally after which went on to win his seventh title the next 12 months – a quantity Lewis Hamilton matched in 2020.
The 53-year-old Schumacher continues to bear rehabilitation from a mind harm sustained in a snowboarding accident in December 2013, along with his household holding updates on his well being to a minimal.