The legendary 2001 Ferrari F2001 which the great Michael Schumacher drove to numerous victories is being auctioned as part of RM Sotheby’s New York Contemporary Art Evening in November.
Here are some highlights of Ferrari F2001 under Schumacher’s prowess:
- It secured the 2001 Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships,
- It won the 2001 Monaco Grand Prix. Its circuit is the tightest, most daring, and most technical event of F1 thanks to its narrow and challenging public streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine,
- It won the 2001 Hungarian Grand Prix,
- Those two grands prix mentioned above helped secure Schumacher’s fourth (out of seven) driver’s championship and Ferrari’s 11 th (out of 15) constructor’s championship.
The car has a 3.0-liter Ferrari Tipo V10 engine producing between 800 hp and 900 hp and has chassis #211. Chassis #211 played a very great role in attaining those victories thus earning a title of being one of the most important and valuable modern Formula 1 cars in history. It is still usable today.
As to the great racer who suffered head injuries in a ski accident in the Alps last December 2013, he is now trying to recuperate at his estate in Geneva, Switzerland with the aid of a large medical team. He was put in a medically induced coma for six months after the accident. Schumacher has not been able to speak or walk since.
The auction price for Ferrari F2001 is expected to be well in excess of $4 million as part of Ferrari’s 70 th anniversary celebration. It will be featured at Sotheby’s New York on November 16.