Schumacher’s champion F1 car is up for sale and it won’t be cheap

Updated Oct 07, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Imagine owning the 7-time F1 champion’s Ferrari race car.

No matter which Formula One era you started, every racing fan knows the name Michael Schumacher. He is considered one of the greatest drivers of all time, bagging seven F1 World Drivers’ Championships (WDC) in his career. Only two have achieved the feat in F1 history, the other being Lewis Hamilton.

Ferrari F2003-GA front view

Ferrari F2003-GA in action

So to get the chance to drive Schumacher’s F1-winning car would be a dream, right? Well, how about taking it up a notch and actually owning it? Auction house RM Sotheby will put the Ferrari F2003-GA under the hammer this November 9 at its Luxury Week in Geneva, Switzerland. Not a replica, not a development test car. This is the real deal, the actual car Schumacher drove to win the 2003 F1 championship season.

The Ferrari F2003-GA is a reworked version of the Scuderia’s 2002 car, which Schumacher also brought to a championship finish. Its GA moniker is a nod to the late Fiat boss Gianni Agnelli. Among the upgrades are improved aerodynamics, weight reduction, and tweaked suspension to handle all the power from the engine.

Ferrari F2003-GA and Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher secured his sixth world championship title with this machine

Powering the F1 car is a 3.0-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine capable of generating 845 horsepower. The power unit can also reach 19,000 RPM, producing a screaming sound that remains iconic to this day. By comparison, current F1 cars come standard with a 1.6-liter V6 turbo hybrid with a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS).

“We are absolutely delighted to include the sale of this incredible car during our luxury week sales in Geneva,” said Sotheby Global Luxury Division Head Josh Pullan. “We continue to offer the rarest and most sought-after objects to our passionate community of collectors across every category.”

While the said achievements and features make the Ferrari F2003-GA an even more interesting auction item, the F1 car won’t be cheap. Word has it that the F2003-GA will have an estimated auction price of USD nine million (around Php 530 million).

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez

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Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined Philkotse.com as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.

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