The Formula 1 Ferrari car with which the legendary German driver Michael Schumacher won the sixth of his seven world championship titles in 2003 was auctioned in Geneva for a record sum of 13.1 million euros.

According to Sotheby’s auction house this is the highest sum for which an F1 car of the modern era has been sold. With the auctioned F2003-GA model, Schumacher won five races in 2003 and broke the long-standing record of Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio with his sixth title.

With his help, the Italian team won the Constructors’ Cup for the fifth time in a row. “It’s one of the Ferraris with the most wins in the brand’s history, so it’s a very historically significant car.” Sotheby’s representative Vincent Luzuy told AFP.

According to her, the estimated price was 7.5 to 9.5 million euros, which was significantly exceeded after a dramatic auction. The previous record was $7.5 million for another Ferrari single-seater, also driven by Schumacher in the 2001 season, which was sold five years ago. This August, the car used by the German legend in 1998 was auctioned for 6.2 million euros.

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