RM SOTHEBY'S TO AUCTION EX-SCHUMACHER FERRARI
Considered one of the most significant and most dominant Formula 1 cars, the F2002 is representative of Ferrari and Schumacher’s golden era as reigning champions.
The 2002 Ferrari F2002, chassis no. 219, was a pivotal piece of machinery in the 2002 Formula 1 season, which quickly became a race for second place as the legendary Michael Schumacher finished 1st or 2nd in every race.
Chassis no. 219 saw victory in the hands of Schumacher at three Grands Prix in 2002, including at Imola, Zeltweg, and Magny Cours, the last of which would secure Schumacher his 5th World Drivers’ Championship title; with six races remaining in the season it remains the shortest time in which a World Drivers Title has ever been clinched. Ferrari also secured the Constructors’ Championship title that year, with the F2002 seeing further podium finishes including 2nd with Schumacher at Monaco, and 2nd at Spa and 4th at Hockenheim with teammate Rubens Barrichello, who finished as runner up in the Drivers’ Championship.
Chassis no. 219 was used as a test car in the remainder of the 2002 races and retired following the season. It has since been held in significant private collections across multiple continents. Considered one of the most significant and most dominant Formula 1 cars, the F2002 is representative of Ferrari and Schumacher’s golden era as reigning champions.
In 2017 the Ferrari F2001 with car, chassis 211, driven to victory by Michael Schumacher at Monaco sold for $7,504,000 which RM Sotheby’s says was a record auction price paid for a modern-era Formula One racing car,
The auction will take place in Abu Dhabi on Saturday evening ( 30th November) ahead of the final race of the season. A percentage of proceeds from the sale of the F2002 will be donated to the Keep Fighting Foundation, founded by Michael Schumacher’s family. The Foundation seeks to continue his charitable work in achieving cultural and social benefits. Additional information on Keep Fighting’s efforts and activities is available at keepfighting.ms.
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