Lewis Hamilton racing car will be sold at auction

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Lewis Hamilton’s F1 racing car that won the Turkish Grand Prix is ​​up for auction. RM Sotheby’s estimates the value of this car at $ 5 to $ 7 million

Auctions are a great place to buy unusual cars that you would not be able to buy elsewhere, and the latest announcement of the famous RM Sotheby’s auction says just that. The auction house sells a Formula 1 car, although it’s not just a race car. Seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton won her in the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix. RM estimates its cost between $ 5 million and $ 7 million.

This is a McLaren, more precisely the MP4-25A, powered by a Mercedes-Benz FO 108X 2.4-liter V8 engine.

The engine received a number of upgrades over its predecessor as it included an F-shaped air duct in the design, which helped reduce aerodynamic drag, RM said. This gave the race car an additional 9.7 km / h on the straight sections of the track. The published announcement of the sale notes that the vehicle can still be driven on the race track.

It is unclear how many McLaren MP4-25A race cars are privately owned, but the auction house thinks the number is small. Twelve years ago, Hamilton was just beginning to establish himself as a formidable racer, and has since cemented his status as a legend in the sport. The auction will take place at the 2021 British Grand Prix, set for Sunday 18 July, at Hamilton’s home circuit.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Formula 1 racing cars in the 2022 season will be heavier than planned. Starting next year, Formula 1 will see the biggest revolution in the history of the series in terms of cars.