Just like its driver, the Ferrari Formula 1 car you see above has broken a record. RM Sotheby’s has announced that Michael Schumacher’s old F2003 has now become the most valuable ‘modern-era’ F1 car ever sold, with an eye-watering price tag of $14.8m.
Or $14,873,327 (P864.66 million) to be exact. It breaks the previous record… itself held by an ex-Michael Schumacher F1 car. That Ferrari was an F2001 that went for relative peanuts—a steal at just $7,504,000 (P436 million) when it sold back in 2017.
This F2003 is the car in which Schuey recorded the sixth of his seven Formula One world titles, bagging five race victories, three pole positions and two more podiums. We’re told the car was presented for sale “in full running order,” and was treated to a recent overhaul by Ferrari itself.
It was even given a once over by Mick Schumacher at Fiorano (Ferrari’s private test ground), and by ‘once over,’ well… you know what that means. Suffice to say, it “provided an unforgettable moment for all Formula One fans,” according to RM Sotheby’s.
“Formula One cars of this quality and provenance rarely come to market,” explained the company’s EMEA director of sales Augustin Sabatié-Garat. A car of rare quality…. just like its driver, then.
More photos of Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari F2003 F1 car:
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.