Lewis Hamilton's McLaren becomes one of the most expensive F1 cars in history

Share the podium with other cars driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher.

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These days english Lewis Hamilton It has not only been in the news for the incident he starred in in the Grand Prix of Great Britain de F1 with the touch that left the Dutch Max Verstappen against the tires on the curve Copse de Silverstone. Is that also one of the F.1s that he drove in his early years in the category has been auctioned.

It is the chassis No. 1 of the McLaren MP4 / 25A used in the 2010 season. With that vehicle he achieved victory in the Turkish Grand Prix, the 12th success of the 99 that he has accumulated so far in the Maximum. The car was sold at auction for 6.6 million, something that allows it to be one of the three most expensive F.1 cars in history.

Lewis HamiltonThe high price paid is directly related to the driver's scrolls and another thing that makes it unique: it is the first vehicle driven by Hamilton to go on sale.

“It's not often that a car as special as this hits the market. From the beginning we knew that it really represented an unrepeatable opportunity ”, said Shelby myers, auto specialist and global head of private sales for RM Sotheby's.

"Lewis Hamilton's accomplishments in sport are so remarkable that they may never be improved upon, so the cars he's associated with are likely to be the most sought-after for decades to come." He added.

This Hamilton McLaren, which was auctioned in the middle of the British GP, occupies the third step of the podium among the most expensive F.1s in history. The second place belongs to a Ferrari F2001 from 2001 piloted by the German Michael Schumacher for which it was paid in 7.5 million. While at the top of the list is the Mercedes-Benz W196 what did you use Juan Manuel Fangio in 1954 and for which they were paid 29.6 million.

 

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