RM Sotheby’s Auction to Feature Legendary Ferrari Racecar
The Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be about more than just racing. As part of this year’s event, car auction company RM Sotheby’s will host its first-ever major auction in the Middle East. The auction will take place on November 30, 2019, at the Formula 1 Paddock Club, where registered bidders will be able to view the company’s vast selection of vintage and collectible automobiles. Bids will be accepted online and via telephone as well.
One of the highlights of the auction will be a Ferrari F2002, which was driven by former Ferrari racer Michael Schumacher during three of his 11 wins during his World Championship-winning 2002 season. He secured the World Championship with six races remaining on the circuit that season, a record that stands as the quickest a driver has accomplished an overall title.
“The Michael Schumacher F2002, chassis no. 219, is truly special; it represents one of the last Rory Byrne-designed, V10 era cars and was like a guided missile in acquiring wins on route to a Championship won with sheer racing dominance,” said RM Sotheby’s car specialist Oliver Camelin. “As a result, it remains as one of the most dominant Formula 1 racing cars in history and is fittingly joined by the ultimate in Ferrari supercars in the virtually as-new Ferrari F40.”
The Ferrari F40 to which he refers is a restored, low-mileage 1990 edition of the specialty vehicle. Vettel signed the F40, and he will attempt to win his fourth Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that weekend.