This Ferrari F300, winner of four Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1998 in the hands of the legendary Michael Schumacher, could well break new sales records…
Same ten years after his withdrawal from Formula 1, the name of Michael Schumacher continues to unleash the passions of fans and collectors alike.
The proof is with one of his single-seaters offered for sale by the auction house RM Sotheby’s on the occasion of the next Monterey Car Weekfrom August 18 to 20, 2022.
It is neither more nor less than the Ferrari F300 (chassis 187) with which the seven-time world champion signed four wins in as many outings during thethe 1998 season.
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The most undefeated Ferrari
According RM Sotheby’sthis Ferrari is unique has more than one title because holds the title of « car the more victorious among those who have never lost a race at Ferrari ».
Understand by this that, if other Ferrari chassis have indeed won all the races they have contested, it was never beyond two in a row. out, this F300 has only competed in four Grands Prix, but with a 100% success record!
However, this does not make it the most successful single-seater in F1. the frame no. 2 of the Brawn BGP-001for example, won six of his first seven races of the 2009 season, en route to the world title with Jenson Button.
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A new record in sight?
23 years after the Scuderia Ferrari sold it to a private buyer, this chassis n°187 of the F300 is therefore back in the light. Another peculiarity? He lives untouched since the glorious epic of Michael Schumacher It front of McLaren of Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard.
At the time of writing these lines, the auction displayed on the official website of RM Sotheby’s are mounted between six and eight million dollars!
The most successful, undefeated Michael Schumacher car will be offered at our Monterey sale. F300 No. 187 is one of the most significant Ferrari F1 cars in existence. Schumacher drove this car to four victories during the 1998 Formula One season. https://t.co/KiSWWEtvyn pic.twitter.com/Ibd0tE2oyQ
—RM Sotheby’s (@rmsothebys) July 21, 2022
Source and photos: RM Sotheby’s