Very last year, RM Sotheby’s auctioned a Ferrari F1-2003 GA Formula 1 motor vehicle that Michael Schumacher drove to five wins and the F1 Championship in 2003. The F1-2003 marketed for much more than $15 million, location a document for an F1 car or truck. Upcoming thirty day period, RM Sotheby’s will be back again with yet another definition of provenance, this time in the type of a single of the F1-2000 chassis’ that Schumacher applied to provide the double of Driver’s and Constructor’s Entire world Championships again to Maranello. Ferrari experienced won the Constructor’s Championship the yr ahead of, but a Scuderia driver hadn’t hoisted the pilot’s trophy due to the fact Jody Scheckter in 1979. Ton 101 is staying provided in a sealed auction April 3-12 alongside an anniversary sale in Hong Kong.
Back when groups introduced a solitary spare auto to every single race for their direct drivers, Chassis 198 was Schumacher’s backup. The motor vehicle didn’t remain in the truck for long, Schumacher needing it for the second race of the time in Brazil just after an off for the duration of qualifying. He lined up on the grid in third and drove Chassis 198 to victory in advance of McLaren’s Mika Hakkinen. Three races later on, Schumacher set the exact car or truck on his 1st pole situation of the year at the Spanish Grand Prix, complications through pit stops relegating him to fifth at the checkered flag. Two races afterwards, in Monaco, Schumacher hustled Chassis 198 to pole situation, the very last time the German would at any time rating pole for Ferrari in the Principality. He ended that race in retirement with a suspension failure. The car’s final outing transpired three races later on at the Austrian Grand Prix. Schumacher lined up in 3rd on the grid then received hit by Ricardo Zonta in a BAR-Honda on the very first lap, sending him into retirement. Ferrari rebuilt the automobile but it didn’t race once more.
Chassis 198 is eligible for Ferrari’s Corse Clienti functions, where by the recent proprietor took the auto to observe days in 2017 and 2020. Whoever normally takes this a single household is heading to get a meticulously maintained, previous-school howler, the 3.-liter V10 guiding the cockpit producing 770 horsepower and a much much more amazing noise.
Great deal 101 will be on exhibit April 1-6 at the Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre. Speak to RM Sotheby’s for a pre-sale estimate if you happen to be seeking for spots to spend your tax refund.