Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari F1 Car Nets $1.7M at Barrett-Jackson

Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari F1 Car Nets $1.7M at Barrett-Jackson

A rare race car driven by Michael Schumacher crossed the Barrett-Jackson auction block today, earning $1.7 million and a round of applause as it revved up to 18,000 rpms.

The 1998 Ferrari F300 was piloted by Schumacher 38 times and is widely considered “one of the most important of the principle test cars during early proving sessions,” according to Barrett-Jackson. Schumacher, who is currently in a medically-induced coma after a skiing accident, also received a round of applause.

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The particular race car being auctioned was chassis number three of nine total that were built for the 1998 season. It is powered by a 3.0-liter V10 engine with 805 hp.

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