That's almost double the $7.5 million record held by another Ferrari car, also driven by the German champion, in the 2001 Formula 1 sea
That’s almost double the $7.5 million record held by another Ferrari car, also driven by the German champion, in the 2001 Formula 1 season.
This Wednesday’s lot was estimated at a sum of between 7.5 and 9.5 million Swiss francs, but it ended up being taken in that record figure by a buyer, who raised 500 thousand francs in one fell swoop who took the car with a final offer of 13 million Swiss francs (14.6 including taxes).
“It is one of the Ferraris that has the highest number of victories in the history of the brand, therefore it is a very important car in the history of the automobile,” Vincent Luzuy, from the branch that deals with luxury car sales at Sotheby’s.
With this car, entered at the 2003 Spanish Grand Prix, Schumacher achieved five victories that season: in Spain, on his debut, and later in Austria, Canada, Italy and the United States.
The car also achieved three pole positions and three fastest race laps as well as two podium finishes in Monaco and France, allowing Schumacher to win a sixth world championship title, erasing the record he shared with Argentina’s Juan Manuel Fangio, offering Ferrari its fifth consecutive constructors’ world champion title, Sotheby’s said.