The auction house Sotheby's innovated in his gala devoted to contemporary art and in the midst of beautiful works he finished off a Ferrari used by german Michael Schumacher in the 2001 Formula 1 season.
The F2001 with which Schumi won the 2001 Monaco Grand Prix was sold for $ 7,5 million, a record for a modern F.1.
The price for the car of the seven-time world champion, seriously injured in a ski accident in 2013, far exceeded initial estimates, which were between 4 and 5 million dollars. The race for the red car had eight bidders and lasted only six minutes.
Sotheby's had nothing to rival this season with the "Salvator Mundi" by Leonardo Da Vinci auctioned by 450 million for his rival Christie's In New York. However, he wowed at this auction by topping off this Scuderia creation that he had called "the most amazing race car ever put up for auction."
“This is not a work of art. But we've all grown up with cars, we dream about cars, and I thought it would be nice to give a little wink at this auction. "Said Grégoire Billault, recognized one of those responsible for Sotheby's.
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