The Ferrari, which Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher drove to the 2003 world title, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s auction house next Wednesday. Estimates say the F2003-GA, Chassis 229 will sell for between $7.6 million and $9.6 million.
Those preparing to enter the auction are in no doubt that this is one of the most important Formula 1 cars of all time. Schumacher raced the car nine times, winning five Grand Prix races in the 2003 season and driving it to win the Japanese Drivers’ World Championship.
“This is one of the most architecturally winning Ferraris in history, so it is a very important car in the history of motor racing,” AFP told. Vincent Luzuy from the branch of Sotheby’s that deals with the sale of luxury cars.
Designed by Rory Byrne and Ross BrownThe F2003-GA had a longer wheelbase to improve aerodynamics. It was introduced at the Spanish Grand Prix, the fifth race of the 2003 season. Chassis 229 was the most successful of the six F2003-GAs built. Schumacher gave victory in Spain and also won the Austrian, Canadian, Italian and US Grand Prix.