RM Sotheby auctioneers made an announcement on the evening of Tuesday the 26th that had auction hunters rubbing their hands in anticipation. Auction hunters now have the opportunity to bid on none other than, Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari.
Ferrari for Auction
On November the 16th, New York City will be host to the auction of the Ferrari F2001. This racing car was driven by the record-breaking F1 racer, Michael Schumacher, which he won the 2001, Monaco Grand Prix in. The racing car assisted Schumacher to claim the 2001 Formula One Drivers Championship as well as securing the Ferrari brand a 2001 Driver’ and Constructors’ Championship.
The car is expected to fetch around AU$5 100 000 at auction.
Grégoire Billault, Sotheby’s head of contemporary art, could not hide his pride as he mentioned that they are so happy to be joining in on the celebration of Ferrari’s 70th-anniversary. He further claimed that both Schumacher and Ferrari are such legendary names in the motor racing industry, that auctioning off the car would be a great way to celebrate such an occasion. Considering that both Ferrari and Schumacher are held in such regard by racing fans, there is no doubt that the car will fetch a high price at auction.
Schumacher and Formula 1
During Schumacher’s career, he was able to achieve seven World Driver’s Championships in 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 respectively. The racing legend retired in 2006. However, he couldn’t stay away as he returned in 2010 and retired finally in 2012. At the end of his racing career, the driver had an impressive 91 wins to his name.
During a skiing trip on December 29, 2013, disaster struck. The Ferrari driver endured a horrendous skiing accident to which he suffered severe injuries after hitting his head on a rock.
At the moment, the exact state of the retired racer’s health is unknown. However, we do know that he is being sent for medical treatment in the US, more on this story here.
We at Top Aus are truly excited to see the outcome of the auction of this rare Ferrari. For more entertaining casino news be sure to stay tuned to the Top Aus gambling site.