Schumacher’s Ferrari is up for auction, the price of about 10 million euros is expected

Schumacher’s Ferrari is up for auction, the price of about 10 million euros is expected

The Ferrari Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher’s F2003-GA will be auctioned next Wednesday afternoon in Geneva, Switzerland Sotheby’s. The F2003-GA with chassis 229 is one of the most successful cars that Schumacher has ever raced. The expected price is between 7.5 and 9.5 million euros.

The Ferrari F2003-GA was designed by James Allison, who is now an employee of Mercedes, Rory Byrne, Alda Costa, Marco Fainello, Ignazio Lunetta and Nikolas Tombazis directed by Ross Brawn. The car was used from the fifth round of 2003. It was unusual at the time for the first Grands Prix of the season to be held with a car change from the previous year. Schumacher won his sixth world title in 2003 F-GA after a tough fight in the championship and Kimi Raikkonen from McLaren and Juan Pablo Montoya from Williams.

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Maintenance and history

The F2003-GA, where GA stands for Gianni Agnelli, the head of Fiat who died in early 2003, comes from the so-called ‘Red Book’. This means that Ferrari knows the entire maintenance history of the car with chassis number 229 and that all repairs have been carried out under the supervision of the Italian team. So it is a certificate of authenticity. Ferrari has a special division, called ‘Classiche’, which is responsible for delivery and works only with the best Ferrari dealers in the world. A special committee from Maranello decides which Ferraris will receive ‘Red Book’ certification. This F2003-GA was completely overhauled at the Maranello factory and since then the 3 liter V10 has only driven 150 miles. This engine produces approximately 900 horsepower at 19,000 rpm. In December 2003, Schumacher raced against the Italian Air Force Typhoon. The German was ahead for the first six hundred meters, until he was overtaken by a jet fighter. The F2003-GA is expected to be sold at a price of 7.5 to 9.5 million euros.

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