Chance to own Michael Schumacher’s championship winning Ferrari F1 car

Michael Schumacher drove the car to the 2000 world championship, his first for Ferrari and third overall.

Michael Schumacher’s title-winning Ferrari Formula 1 car could be yours for $9.5 million, as it’s put up for auction at Sotheby’s Luxury Week in Hong Kong.

The car was driven to victory by Schumacher at some of the most notable Formula 1 circuits, including Brazil and Monaco, as well as securing pole position in Spain.

Delivering Schumacher’s first world championship with Ferrari and third overall, the car brought the Italian constructor back to the top of the sport after a long drought.

The success marked the first time in 21 years that Ferrari had taken home the driver’s world championship, with the team going on to win the title ever year from 2000-2004.

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“There is no greater name in the pantheon of motorsport than Ferrari, and few more decorated or celebrated drivers than Michael Schumacher,” the listing on the Sotheby’s website said.

“Together, Schumacher and the Scuderia formed a history-making partnership, winning five back-to-back Formula One World Drivers’ Championships between 2000 and 2004 and topping the Constructors’ table no fewer than six times.

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“The Prancing Horse’s total domination of the sport from the turn of the millennium was due in no small part to Schumacher’s incredible once-in-a-generation talent, but also the engineering genius of Technical Director Ross Brawn and the now legendary Ferrari F1-2000 grand prix car that he helped create — a machine that reset the bar for engineering and performance for its time,” it adds.

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In the 2000 season, Ferrari won 10 of the 17 races on the calendar, with Schumacher taking nine victories, while his teammate Reubens Barichello took the chequered flag once.

The record for the most expensive Formula 1 car bought at auction is currently held by the F2003-GA, also driven by Schumacher, which secured $14.9 million when it was auctioned off in 2022.