Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford to be offered at Bonhams Bond Street Sale

Nel 1992 Michael Schumacher conquistò il suo primo podio, in quello che sarebbe diventato l’ultimo Gran Premio del Messico di sempre. L’auto che ce lo ha portato, la Benetton-Ford B191B One Racing F1, sarà all’asta di Bonhams a Bond Street con una stima di £ 240,000-300,000.

Il podio del Messico è stato conseguito quando Michael era all’ottava gara della sua nascente carriera e ha segnato l’inizio della sua carriera leggendaria. La vettura oggi è esattamente la stessa di questa gara storica. Solitamente queste monoposto non arrivano ai collezionisti in condizioni di essere utilizzate, al contrario, quella in questione è in piena efficienza e pronta per emozionare il suo nuovo proprietario.

Questa F1 non ha solo tenuto a battesimo un campione come Schumacher ma è anche quella che ha accompagnato il brasiliano Nelson Piquet attraverso il suo ultimo Gran Premio sulla bellissima pista di Adelaide nella stagione 1991. Questa magnifica auto da corsa è stata protagonista di una carriera fantastica ed ora, più di due decenni dopo il suo debutto, può rendere orgoglioso ogni collezionista.

L’asta Bonhams di Bond Street si svolge presso la sede Bonhams di Londra il 30 novembre 2014.

By Andrea Foffi e Manuel Galvez

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In 1992 Michael Schumacher raced to his first ever podium finish, taking third place in what was to become the last ever Mexican Grand Prix*. The car that took him there, the Benetton-Ford B191B Formula One Racing Single-Seater, is to be offered as part of Bonhams Bond Street Sale with a pre-Sale auction estimate of £240,000-300,000.

Schumacher’s Mexican place was only the eighth race of his fledgling career, and heralded the start of many podium appearances for the seven-time Formula One World Champion. Qualifying third fastest of the 30 entries, he tore round to score his first ever Formula One ‘podium’ finish, with third place. The car today is liveried in the same specification to this historic race. He then followed up that performance in the Benetton-Ford by qualifying fifth fastest in it for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, and again finishing third for the second top-three finish of his now legendary Formula 1 career. The car was then retired from active service.

Unusually for many historic Grand Prix single-seaters, this car is in full working order and thus enables the new owner the opportunity to drive, or race, the same car that Schumacher raced. The magnificent Benetton-Ford provided landmark performances in the career of not just Schumacher, but three great drivers who campaigned it in the early 1990s.

“Chassis 6 is highly respected as the Benetton that took Schumacher to his first podium position. But, that’s not where the story ends, for this was also the car that took three-time Formula One World Champion driver, Brazil’s Nelson Piquet, through his last Grand Prix on the beautiful Adelaide street and parkland circuit in the 1991 season,” said James Knight, Bonhams International Head of Motoring.

“For his Benetton debut, chassis 6 then went on to take present-day Formula One TV commentator and highly-respected pundit Martin Brundle to eighth in the South Africa Grand Prix of 1992. This car really has enjoyed a fantastic career, and now more than two decades after it’s debut, it can make an exciting addition to any enthusiasts motoring collection.”

Bonhams Bond Street Sale takes place at Bonhams London headquarters on 30th November 2014. With only 35 entry slots available and several motor cars already consigned, the annual event is set to be another exciting auction from Bonhams record breaking motoring department.

By Andrea Foffi e Manuel Galvez

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Le perle nel paniere di Bonhams in California ad Agosto

Assieme alla GTO postata in precedenza l’asta Bohnams (15 agosto 2014, Quail Lodge’s California) propone alcune tra le auto d’epoca più quotate attualmente. Tra tutte si nota la splendida Ferrari 312T4 del 1979 di Gilles Villeneuve vincitrice in Sud Africa quell’anno (1.1/1.5 mlm euro). Una vettura che testimonia (se ce ne fosse bisogno…) quanto è cambiata la Formula 1 di oggi e quanto si sia spersonalizzata con tutta quella elettronica e quel carbonio che assimilano le vetture più a degli aerei. Basta dare una rapida occhiata alle foto qui sotto per rendersi conto di ciò. Sticker adesivi fatti a mano che indicano pulsanti d’emergenza, i pedali incassati in fondo a un tunnel d’alluminio, il pedale del gas gigantesco come Gilles lo voleva per spingere sempre al massimo senza la paura che scappi via il piede. Quel cruscotto a lancette… L’anno seguente, il 1980, la Ferrari introdusse i motori Turbo e nel 1982 il grande Gilles volò in uno schianto a bordo della sua Ferrari 126 C2 durante le prove del GP del Belgio. Raggiunse così, a 32 anni, gli altri miti della Formula 1.

Una magnifica Cobra Shelby del 1963 che parte da una base di 960/1.1 mln di euro.

Una Mercedes Roadster SL300 del 1957 (base 850/1 mlm euro), un’altra Roadster SL300 del 1963 (1.4/1.6 mlm euro), più un splendida 300 SL ali di gabbiano del 1954.

Una Ferrari 275 GTB del 1966 (1.9/2.4 mlm euro), una Ferrari 246 GT del 1972 di un rosso granata bellissimo (210/240 mila euro), una GTS del 1973 (370/440 mila euro) e l’immancabile Ferrari 365GTS/4 DAYTONA (1.9/2.4 mlm euro).

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Together with the GTO posted earlier in the auction Bohnams (August 15, 2014, Quail Lodge’s California) offers some of the most classic cars currently listed. Among all you notice the stunning Ferrari 312T4 1979 Gilles Villeneuve winner in South Africa that year (1.1 / 1.5 mlm euro). A car that witnesses (if any were needed …) what has changed the Formula 1 today and how it is depersonalized with all the electronic and the carbon that assimilate more cars to airplanes. Just take a quick look at the pictures below to realize this. Sticker stickers handmade indicating emergency buttons, pedals collected in the bottom of a tunnel made ​​of aluminum, the gas pedal as giant Gilles wanted him to always push to the limit without the fear of running away your foot. That dashboard hands … The following year, 1980, Ferrari introduced the Turbo engines, and in 1982 the great Gilles flew in a crash aboard his Ferrari 126 C2 during practice for the Belgian Grand Prix. Reached so, at age 32, the other myths of Formula 1.

A magnificent 1963 Shelby Cobra that starts from a base of 960 / 1.1 million euro.

 

A Mercedes SL300 Roadster 1957 (based mlm EUR 850/1), another SL300 Roadster 1963 (1.4 / 1.6 mlm euro), plus a beautiful 300 SL gullwing 1954.

A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB (1.9 / 2.4 mlm euro), a 1972 Ferrari 246 GT of a beautiful garnet red (210/240 thousand euro), a 1973 GTS (370/440 thousand euro) and the inevitable Ferrari 365GTS / 4 DAYTONA (1.9 / 2.4 mlm euro).

 

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