Khodrocar - Michael Schumacher’s storied Formula One career came to a close in 2012. In that time, the legendary racing driver recorded seven championships, 91 wins, 155 podiums, and 1,566 career points, making him arguably the greatest ever to get behind the wheel. Of those seven championships, one of them came in 2001 while behind the wheel of the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro F2001. Now, that legendary racer is heading to auction where it could bring in some serious bucks.
As part of the RM Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening sale taking place on November 16, 2017, in New York, Schumacher’s F2001 Ferrari will head to auction. Chassis number 211, this racer is one of the most recognizable, historic F1 cars of all time, and took home two Grand Prix wins during the 2001 season. It would make an impressive addition to any collection.
Though it will be a centerpiece at RM Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sale, the racer is considered "usable art," and can still be driven at full capacity, specifically at historic racing events. The new owner will gain full access to Ferrari’s Maranello facility, along with transport, and pre-arranged Corse Clienti events together with private track days.
Prior to the F2001’s sale at auction, the Ferrari will be on display from Thursday September 28, to Tuesday, October 3 at the RM Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales week, and again at Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Center in New York on October 8 and 9.
RM Sotheby’s didn't give an estimate sales price, but reports say it could go for as much as $4 million, if not more. This is just the first time that a collector’s car will be offered at an RM Sotheby’s art auction since the two companies joined forces in 2015.
"We are pleased to join Ferrari’s 70th anniversary celebrations by offering Michael Schumacher’s Grand Prix-winning Ferrari F2001 in November," said Gregoire Billault, Head of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art. "Ferrari and Schumacher are the greatest names in motor racing, with a place in the public imagination that is synonymous with the highest achievements in the field. It is therefore entirely fitting that we offer the car that represents the pinnacle of that success alongside the great names in Contemporary Art such as Warhol, Basquiat, and Johns."