Michael Schumacher’s undefeated 1998 Ferrari will go under the hammer next month, on August 18-20, at an auction house in Monterey, California. The Formula 1 machine won all four of the races in which it was entered.
The chassis 187, driven by Schumacher, won the Canadian Grand Prix, French Grand Prix, British Grand Prix and Italian Grand Prix in 1998. It is the only Ferrari F1 chassis to run at least three races and win every single race it entered, RM Sotheby’s claims.
The seven-time F1 champion’s other cars from 2000 to 2004 are also expected to go up for auction.
While Schumacher was one of the most dominant names in 1998, he lost the championship to McLaren’s Mika Häkkinen. After calling it quits in 2012, the German driver suffered a near-death injury when skiing in 2013. The 53-year-old is in medically induced coma.
His son Mick, after rising through the ranks in F2, made his Formula 1 debut with HAAS last year.
Michael Schumacher’s 1998 car was preserved in its racing condition after it was purchased from the Scuderia Ferrari team in 1999. Experts, as per thisismoney.co.uk, believe that it will sell for between $6million and $8million (£5million and £6.7million) when it goes to the block in August.
The chassis 187 has a 3.0-liter V-10 producing 800 hp engine. It also haw a “periscope” exhaust designed to move heat away from the 7-speed sequential gearbox.
The auction house, RM Sotheby’s, did not list a pre-auction estimate for F300. However, it was listed earlier this year in DuPont Registry for $4.9 million.
Michael Schumacher moved to Ferrari in 1996 after winning two world championships with Benetton. He then won four back-to-back titles from 2000 to 2004.