The automotive that kickstarted Michael Schumacher’s legendary racing profession is up for grabs.
The Jordan 191 Ford Cosworth HB, which was pushed by the seven-time Components 1 world champion on the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix, is being provided by Speedmaster Vehicles for a cool $1.76 million (£1.25 million).
The ’91 race was the German first. He began in seventh place and lasted two corners earlier than having to retire as a result of clutch failure. Nonetheless, Schumacher showcased distinctive talent in his emerald inexperienced velocity machine and set the course for F1 stardom. In truth, Flavio Briatore was so impressed he signed him for the Benetton group the next week.
The legendary 191, chassis no 6, represents one in all simply seven that had been constructed and one in all solely two that had been piloted by Schumacher. The racecar was additionally pushed by Schumacher’s team-mate Andrea De Cesaris on the 1991 Hungarian Grand Prix the place he completed in seventh place.
After the ‘91 season, the 650 hp beast was offered to a Belgian automotive collector. In 2005, it was snapped up by one other auto fanatic who sometimes raced the automotive within the Boss F1 Collection and confirmed it on the Goodwood Competition of Pace a variety of instances. The racecar additionally appeared on the Masters Historic Race Weekend at Donington Park earlier this yr.
Suffice it to say, Schumacher’s companion stays in tip-top situation. It has all its beginning tools, together with the preheater, plus its unique Ford HB engine. The unbelievable livery, which is devoted to sponsors equivalent to Tic-Tac, 7-Up, Fujifilm, BP and the nation of Eire, has stayed totally intact and stands out towards the gleaming inexperienced shell.
In response to Speedmaster, the F1 racer comes full with a certificates of authenticity, a mannequin automotive signed by Schumacher himself and the unique steering wheel framed in a show case.
It’s value noting that the track-only journey is rear-wheel-drive and gives zero driver help. It additionally has a ferocious open-wheel design that’s not for the faint of coronary heart. However, hey, nobody’s shopping for this automotive to choose up the groceries.
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