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Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari F2003-GA for sale at Sotheby’s

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The Ferrari F2003-GA of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday. The F2003 GA chassis 229 is one of the most successful cars Schumacher has ever raced. The expected price is between 7.5 and 9.5 million euros.

The Ferrari F2003-GA was designed by James Allison, currently an associate of Mercedes, Rory Byrne, Alda Costa, Marco Fainello, Ignazio Lunetta and Nikolas Tombazis under the direction of Ross Brawn. The car was used from the fifth round of 2003. He was then no coincidence that the first Grands Prix of a season took place with an evolution of the car of the year experience. Schumacher won his sixth world title in the F2003-GA after a fierce battle in the championship with McLaren’s Kimi Räikkönen and Williams ‘ Juan Pablo Montoya.

The F2003-GA, whose GA stands for Gianni Agnelli, the head of Fiat who died in early 2003, comes from the so-called ‘Red Book’. This means that Ferrari knows the entire maintenance history of the car with chassis number 229 and that all maintenance was done under the supervision of the Italian team. Thus, it is a certificate of authenticity. Ferrari has a special division, called the ‘Classiche’, which is responsible for delivery and works only with the best Ferrari dealerships in the world. A special commission from Maranello determines which Ferraris will receive the’Red Book’ certifications. This F2003-GA was completely overhauled at the Maranello plant and since then the 3-liter V10 has only run 240 kilometers. This engine produces about 900 horsepower at 19,000 rpm. In december of 2003, Schumacher raced against an Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon. The German was ahead for the first six hundred meters, until he was overtaken by the fighter jet. It is expected that the F2003-GA will be sold with a price of 7.5 to 9.5 million euros.

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