If you've ever wanted to own a significant piece of motorsports history, now is your chance. Michael Schumacher's V10-powered Ferrari F2002 Formula 1 is coming up for auction very soon. This specific car isn't an extra shell or T-car either. It is F2002 chassis no. 219, the car Schumacher used to claim three Grand Prix wins in the 2002 Formula 1 season including Imola, Zeltweg and Magny Cours. The last of which would secure Schumacher his 5th World Driver's Championship title.
What makes that season (as well as the F2002) truly special is that it was the first time a driver had secured an F1 championship so quickly; a record that still stands to this day. To give you an idea on how fast Schumacher secured the driver's championship, there were still six races remaining in the 2002 season calendar after his title win at Magny Cours. Later that year, Ferrari was also able to clinch the Constructors’ Championship title, with the F2002 seeing more podium finishes.
As for F2002 chassis no. 219, it was relegated to testing duties after Ferrari secured the 2002 constructor's title at Hockenheim. It was later retired during the end of the year. Following its retirement, RM Sotheby's says that chassis no. 219 was passed on to 'significant private collectors' across multiple continents. It will soon then come up for sale on November 30th at an RM Sotheby's auction following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
RM Sotheby's has now listed an estimate price for this legendary Formula 1 car. However, they did say that a percentage of proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Keep Fighting Foundation, a charity founded by Schumacher's family following his skiing accident in 2013. Considering that this car is one of the most significant as well as dominant cars Formula 1 has ever seen piloted by a Formula 1 legend, expect the final sale price to be in the millions of dollars.