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F1 World Champion Selling £1.8 Million SuperCar with a Special Surprise

Side view of car. THIS F1 Champ will teach you how to drive his car IF you can fin the estimated ¿1.7M to buy his McLaren at auction. The lucky buyer of Mika H¿kkinen¿s McLaren P1 prototype at an auction by Bonhams on 10 May will have an exclusive day of driving lessons from the two-time Formula 1 champion. Supercars and hypercars are extremely delicate vehicles with complex driver controls and systems. Attempting to drive one like you would a standard car would not get you far. Thankfully, the Flying Finn will personally be available to help his P1¿s next driver get used to their vehicle. This hypercar is also unique as it is one of only seven 'VP' (Validation Prototype) cars built, and only 375 of this exclusive hyper car were built. This particular example, VP3, was the lead car in the project's durability testing programme which meant that it had the fun job of building McLaren¿s cars into the quality supercar we know today. This car is also the only VP to ever be offered at auction. ¿Offered here is the first McLaren ever owned by H¿kkinen and has been tailored by McLaren Special Operations in accordance with his specifications. More than a decade after its initial conception, the P1 remains a formidable proposition and an engineering tour de force of the highest order¿, reads the listing. ¿Ultimately achieving back-to-back Formula 1 World Championship wins for McLaren in 1998 and 1999, H¿kkinen raced through the 2000 and 2001 F1 World Championships, finishing 2nd in the former and 5th in the latter. ¿In 2017 McLaren announced that H¿kkinen would be rejoining the company as a brand ambassador. ¿McLaren had unveiled the production version of the P1 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, announcing that only 375 of these exclusive hypercars would be built, and by the end of the year, the entire production run had sold out. H¿kkinen¿s P1 prototype will hit the auction block on May 10 as part of Bonhams¿s ¿Les Grandes Marques a Monaco¿ sales event. mediadrumimages / @Bonhams

Exclusive Opportunity

Former F1 champion Mika Hakkinen is offering a unique opportunity for car enthusiasts. He is selling his rare McLaren P1 Coupe Validation Prototype 3 road car at an estimated price of £1.8 million at an upcoming auction in Monaco. This exclusive model is one of only seven ever made.

Speed and Style

The McLaren P1 can go from zero to 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph, making it a truly high-performance vehicle. The car, built in 2013, features a stunning black color scheme with orange accents, reflecting Hakkinen's personal touch.

Special Addition

But the excitement doesn't end there. The lucky buyer of Hakkinen's car will also receive a one-of-a-kind bonus – a day of exclusive driving lessons personally conducted by the Flying Finn himself. This priceless experience adds a unique touch to an already extraordinary purchase.

Racing Legacy

Mika Hakkinen, known for his fierce rivalry with Michael Schumacher in the 1990s, has a storied history in Formula 1. He was crowned world champion in 1998 and 1999, solidifying his place as one of the sport's legends. Now, he is giving fans the chance to own a piece of his racing legacy.

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