How much would you pay for Kimi Räikkönen’s McLaren F1 car?

It’s worth around 2 million pounds

This is Kimi Räikkönen’s 2002 McLaren MP4-17D, which has just sold been sold at auction in St. Moritz. According to Sotheby’s, this unique F1 car is worth anywhere between 2 million and 2.5 million Swiss Francs (£1.5m-2m) but the auction house hasn’t disclosed the final selling price yet.

The MP4-17D was designed by Adrian Newey, Mike Coughlan, Neil Oatley and Peter Prodromou, and it used a Mercedes-sourced FO110M 3.0-litre V10 engine. Back in 2001, McLaren tested it on a dyno and it produced 845 hp at 18,500 rpm (!). The engine is paired to a McLaren-designed seven-speed automatic sequential gearbox.

It’s fitted with Hitco brake discs and AP Racing brake calipers, double wishbone suspension and an inboard torsion bar and damper system. This particular MP4-17A (chassis no. 06) debuted at the 2002 European Grand Prix and raced seven times in the 2002 season.

It helped Kimi achieve a podium finish on its first race and then a second place at the French Grand Prix on Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours. It’s in perfect condition, still wearing its original 2002 MP4-17A specification with a West livery.

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Comments (12)

  • I don’t think there’s a more perfect F1 combination than a McLaren with a Mercedes engine

      29 days ago
  • Conceptually I love the idea, reality is that it’s an expensive ornament as you need a full pit crew to run it.

      27 days ago
  • I wouldn’t bother, there is no boot for booze.

      27 days ago
  • 1 pound

      27 days ago
  • Has it got Bluetooth and a good sound system?

      27 days ago
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