LEWIS HAMILTON’s race-winning F1 car will be auctioned off live at the British Grand Prix.
The world champion’s McLaren, that he drove to glory at the 2010 Turkish GP, will be driven around Silverstone as the bidding commences, just before F1’s first sprint-qualifying race.
It is the first time one of Hamilton‘s winning racecars have been put up for sale and is expected to go for over £4million.
The McLaren MP4-25A has a chassis No.1 and can still be track driven and supported by the original factory teams as part of individual Heritage departments.
Kate Beavan, Director of Hospitality and Experiences at F1 said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with RM Sotheby’s in announcing the first-ever sale of a Lewis Hamilton F1 GP winning car.
“The timing of the sale couldn’t be better, a little over ten years on from Lewis’ race win in Istanbul, the car will be offered for public sale at Silverstone, home of Formula One racing.
“After the huge success of our Abu Dhabi sale in 2019, this very special event will see us actually auction an F1 car, while it is being driven around an F1 circuit.
“It is an incredible stage upon which to sell this iconic car.”
Shelby Myers, Head of Global Private Sales, RM Sotheby’s, added: “RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to partner, once again, with Formula One and bring this amazing motor sport consignment to the British Grand Prix.
“The McLaren MP4-25A, chassis No. 1, is well beyond special.
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“It represents one of the finest McLaren’s ever made available for sale.
“Its history of wins, podiums and fastest laps at the hands of Lewis and Jenson Button make it a truly unique piece of motor racing and motor sport history.
“And we are excited to be able to bring it to sale in a year that has seen Lewis surpass virtually every record previously held.”
Hamilton has enjoyed a strong start to the 2021 F1 World Championship having won three out of the opening four races.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has revealed the 36-year-old could race well into his 40s as he hinted he could put off retirement.
Hamilton is now just two race wins away from achieving 100 victories in F1.
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