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Lewis Hamilton's GP winning F1 car sold for £4.8 million

This is the first time that an F1 car piloted by Lewis Hamilton has been auctioned.

7-time Formula1 world champion, Sir Lewis Hamilton's old McLaren F1 car has been auctioned for a near record-breaking price.

The McLaren MP4-25A, with which Lewis Hamilton won the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix, was sold at the RM Sotheby's auction for £4.83 million. This makes it the second most expensive F1 car at an auction to date, after Michael Schumacher's 2001 Ferrari F2001, which was auctioned for £ 5.5 million at a previous RM Sotheby's event, back in 2017.

The auction house stated that this is the first time that an F1 car piloted by Lewis Hamilton has been auctioned. It is also said to have met RM's expected price, which was between £ 5 and £ 7 million. The high selling price also indicates the presence of a market for Lewis Hamilton's F1 cars.

RM Sotheby's held a live auction during the 2021 British Grand Prix, in front of approximately 1,40,000 race fans. The auctioned McLaren MP4-25A F1 comes with the Chassis No. 01 and is powered by Mercedes-Benz's 2.4-litre, V8 engine.

Ahead of the auctions, the F1 car was fully race-prepared by McLaren Racing's Heritage team. It even ran a few demonstration laps around the Silverstone circuit, supported by McLaren and Mercedes technicians.

Source: RM Sotheby's

 
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