Schumacher’s Ferrari F1 for sale for almost 5 million euros

It’s not every day that a Formula 1 is for sale. It’s even rarer when it comes to a Ferrari from the era of V10 engines, which is driven by the illustrious Michaël Schumacher. The specialist in exceptional automobiles duPont Registry offers for sale a 1998 Ferrari F300 for 4.9 million dollars, or about 4.5 million euros. This single-seater, steeped in history, should have no trouble finding buyers.

Ferrari F2001 Schumacher Sotheby's
The Ferrari F2001 sold by Sotheby’s in 2017.

In 2014, another F300 driven by Schumi sold at auction for 1.87 million dollars (1.7 million euros). While in 2017, an F2001 – winner of the Monaco Grand Prix in the hands of the driver – changed owners for more than 7.5 million dollars (nearly 7 million euros). An absolute record!

Unhappy in Japan

Ferrari F300 victory sale Hungary 1998
The Red Baron won the Hungarian Grand Prix in 1998 with this chassis n°189.

Let’s go back to the single-seater of the 1998 season. With chassis no. 189, now on sale, Michaël Schumacher won a daunting Hungarian Grand Prix and climbed to second place in the Luxembourg Grand Prix on the Nurburgring circuit. The end of the year was less dithyrambic. During the last meeting of the season – at Suzuka in Japan – the German driver must start from pole position ahead of his great rival Mika Hakkinen. During the formation lap, he stalled and found himself relegated to the back of the grid. The Red Baron did not let himself be defeated, however, and moved up the peloton to third place. His hope of winning the title disappeared completely when on the 32nd lap of the race, he punctured his right rear tire. Mika Häkkinen then becomes world champion at the wheel of his McLaren-Mercedes.

A 790 hp V10

Ferrari F1 F300 V10 Schumacher sale
The Ferrari F300 is powered by a 790 hp 3.0 V10.

Apart from its track record, duPont Registry does not give any details about the history of chassis n°189. In 1998, the single-seater was powered by a V10 engine. That of the Ferrari F300, named Tipo 047, cube with 3.0 cubic capacity and develops 790 hp. With this F300 single-seater, the Scuderia won 6 of the 16 Grands Prix of the season thanks to Michael Schumacher.

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