Schumacher's 2001 F1 Car Is Now The Most Expensive F1 Car Ever Sold - $7.5M
Can you put a number on a car that was driven by 7-time Formula 1 World Champion, Michael Schumacher? Apparently, yes, you can. That number is $7,504,000, as sold by Sotheby at their contemporary art auction in New York.
The car in question is the 2001 Ferrari F2001, with its 3.0-litre Tipo V10 engine still able to rev to its 18,500rpm limit and more than capable of producing a monstrous 800-900bhp depending on its tune. Even more important however, is the legend that propelled this car to win the Constructors and Driver's Championship, Michael Schumacher.
It takes more than a sharp mind and years of relentless practice to be able to control an F1 car to his standard, especially one with few driver aids and a 7-speed semi-auto gearbox as found in the F2001.
The previous owner of the car is donating a percentage of the profits of the sale to Schumacher's Keep Fighting Foundation which works towards 'channeling the positive energy received by Michael Schumacher and the Schumacher family as a force for good in the world in achieving cultural and social benefits'.