The Simulator's History
A Formula One simulator used by racing legend Michael Schumacher in his last season with Ferrari is now up for sale for £20,000. Schumacher, a seven-time world champion, utilized the device in 2006 to train for F1 circuits before retiring in 2012.
A Unique Piece of F1 History
The simulator, shaped like half of a Ferrari F1 car, was used by various drivers but holds special significance as Schumacher's training tool during his final season with the team. Auctioneers Gormleys Auctions describe it as a rare opportunity to own a unique slice of F1 history.
Updated and Complete
The simulator has been updated with the "R-factor" software and includes all the circuits from the 2012 F1 calendar, as well as additional international circuits used for testing. It also comes with a Force-feedback steering wheel by Bob Salisbury Engineering at Silverstone.
Chance to Own a Piece of F1 History
The auction for this iconic piece of F1 memorabilia will end on November 14. This sale follows another auction in August, where a collection of Schumacher's memorabilia worth £1.4 million, including his 1994 Bell Benetton Formula 1 helmet and an Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost signed Formula 1 Moet Champagne Bottle, went up for auction.
Schumacher suffered a severe brain injury in a ski crash in 2013 and has been in a private rehabilitation since then. His family recently broke their eight-year silence on his condition in a Netflix documentary, stating that they are doing everything they can to help him recover.
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