Michael Schumacher Ferrari FI race vehicle sells for record-breaking £5.5 million

Carla Harmon
November 17, 2017

The auto sold for $7,504,000, more than twice the price that a Schumacher F2004 sold for in 2005.

Schumacher's F2001 was put up for sale and went under the hammer at Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale in NY on Thursday evening, with the winning bid fetching $7,504,000. It's the very vehicle that took Schumacher to his fourth of seven World Championship titles, clinching him his final Monaco win as well as the podium at the 2001 Hungarian GP, which cemented his title that season.

He started on pole position and finished first, beating teammate Rubens Barrichello by 3.3 seconds to seal his fourth championship along with Ferrari's 11 Constructors' Title.

At the time, the F2001 and Schumacher set the record of most points in a season with 123 points. The chassis being auctioned, number 211, was the very vehicle that Schumacher won the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix in, which was one of Ferrari's nine victories in the 2001 campaign.

It is also the chassis Schumacher raced in Monaco for the fifth and final time, Sky Sports reported.

The expected sale price was in excess of $4 million.

The German motor-racing legend ended up winning the 2001 F1 Championship, with chassis 211 playing a pivotal role in his victory.

IT may be hard to hang on your wall but that didn't stop punters at an art sale from bidding a record-breaking £5.5m for a Ferrari F1 vehicle. Let us know in the comments.

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