They will auction the Ferrari with which Schumacher won Formula 1 in 2003 and hope to raise a fortune

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This is one of the most expensive vehicles related to the former German driver in history

The Ferrari with which Schumacher won Formula 1 in 2003 will be auctioned and they hope to raise a fortune

The company hopes to raise more than USD 9 million (Sotheby's)

This Wednesday one of Michael Schumacher's most iconic Ferraris. The company Sotheby's will make available to those interested the single-seater on which the Formula 1 legend established himself in the 2003 world championship.

The F2003-GA, Chassis 229 is estimated to fetch between USD 7.6 million and 9.6 million when it is offered during what was billed as “The Luxury Sales Week” to be held in Geneva. It is “one of the most important Formula 1 cars of all time,” noted one of the auctioneers in the event's announcement.

Schumacher raced nine times in this car: he won five Grands Prix in the 2003 season and drove it to the title in Japan. “It is one of the Ferraris with the most victories in the history of the constructor, so it is a very important car in the history of motorsports,” Vincent Luzuy told AFP , from the branch of Sotheby's that deals with luxury car sales.

Designed by Rory Byrne and Ross Brawn, the F2003-GA featured a longer wheelbase to improve aerodynamics. It was introduced at the Spanish Grand Prix, the fifth race of the 2003 season. Chassis 229 is by far the most successful of the six F2003-GAs that were built.

Schumacher drove it to victory in Spain and with it he also won the Grand Prix in Austria, Canada, Italy and the United States. In addition, he got the pole position in Spain, Austria and Italy and the fastest laps in Austria, Italy and the United States.

Ferrari will be auctioned Ferrari with which Schumacher won Formula 1 in 2003 and they hope to raise a fortune

The vehicle is in perfect condition (Sotheby's)

The car took the German to his sixth World title, thanks to which he was able to surpass the five won by the Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio in the 1950s. He also helped Ferrari win the 13th constructors' championship, the Italian team's fifth in a row.

“It's a real pleasure to drive,” recognized the son of Schumacher's F1 driver, Mick, after giving the car a lap around the Ferrari Fiorano circuit. “That's when cars sounded better, when they drove better,” he said, citing the three-liter V-10 engine.

Luzuy explained that there are a lot of collectors interested because these F1 are rare on the market: “In 2017 we sold a car from the 2001 season also driven by Schumacher. At the time we estimated the car at $3.5 million and it ultimately sold for $7.5 million, so it shows that there is still a special interest in these cars. especially those with such a history.”

Sotheby's Geneva Luxury Week kicked off on Friday, featuring a variety of designer jewelry, watches and handbags. Jewelry enthusiasts can try their hand at an elegant vivid blue cushion-shaped diamond weighing 5.53 carats, which is estimated at $12-17 million. It is part of the De Beers Exceptional Blue Collection, a group of eight rare and elegant blue diamonds with a total value of more than USD 70 million, which are sold in Geneva, New York and Hong Kong.

The images of Schumacher's car

The Ferrari with which Schumacher won Formula 1 will be auctioned. Formula 1 in 2003 and hope to raise a fortune

(Sotheby's)

The Ferrari with which Schumacher won Formula 1 in 2003 will be auctioned and they hope to raise a fortune

(Sotheby's )

The Ferrari with which Schumacher won Formula 1 in 2003 will be auctioned and they hope to raise a fortune

(Sotheby's )

The Ferrari with which Schumacher won Formula 1 in 2003 will be auctioned and they hope to raise a fortune

(Sotheby& #x27;s)

The Ferrari with which Schumacher won Formula 1 in 2003 will be auctioned and they hope to raise a fortune

(Sotheby's )

The Ferrari with which Schumacher won Formula 1 in 2003 will be auctioned and they hope to raise a fortune

(Sotheby's )

The Ferrari with which Schumacher won Formula 1 in 2003 will be auctioned and they hope to raise a fortune

(Sotheby's)

The Ferrari with which Schumacher won Formula 1 in 2003 will be auctioned and they hope to raise a fortune

(Sotheby's)

The Ferrari with which Schumacher won Formula 1 in 2003 will be auctioned and they hope to raise a fortune

(Sotheby's )

The Ferrari with which Schumacher won Formula 1 in 2003 will be auctioned and they hope to raise a fortune

(Sotheby's)

The Ferrari with which Schumacher won Formula 1 in 2003 will be auctioned and they hope to raise a fortuna

(Sotheby's)

The Ferrari with which Schumacher won Formula 1 in 2003 will be auctioned and they hope to raise a fortune

Friday photo of the Ferrari F2003 GA chassis number 229 with which Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher won his sixth World Championship title is seen during a preview at Sotheby& #x27;s before the auction Geneva, Switzerland Nov 4, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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