Replica 2020 Ferrari F1 car sells for £1.15m. Engine not included


Ferrari F1 show car signed by Vettel and Leclerc sold for six times its estimate in an auction of memorabilia celebrating Ferrari's 1,000th GP - but the buyer can never run it on track

Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari's SF1000 show car will be up for auction this week

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It comes without engine, gearbox, brakes or electronics but is painted in a fetching shade of red. Yours for £1.15m.

A replica of this year’s Ferrari Formula 1 car has sold at auction for €1.272m despite its hollow interior and a restriction that it can only be used for private display purposes.

The price is more than six times the €200,000 (£180,000) estimate for the 1:1 show car, which commemorates Ferrari’s 1,000th Grand Prix at Mugello in September.

Its livery is inspired by the team’s 125 F1, raced during the inaugural F1 season in 1950 and is signed by Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel.

Sebastian Vettel, SF1000

A replica of Sebastian Vettel's unique helmet sold for €31,200

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Mick Schumacher, SF1000

Schumacher's race suit worn during his F2004 test fetched €45,600

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So far, the car has only been displayed at a VIP reception in Florence to mark the anniversary and the buyer will have to sign a contract agreeing that the car cannot be used for commercial purposes or converted to run on a track.

The show car was lot no111 in RM Sotheby’s Once in a Millennium online auction of Ferrari’s 1,000th GP memorabilia (although at the current rate, the Scuderia will be celebrating its 2,000th race in 2063).

Charles Leclerc, 2020 SF1000

The SF1000 was signed by both Leclerc and Vettel

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Bidding showed that the brand has lost none of its allure, with several estimates exceeded, potentially fuelled by Sebastian Vettel’s emotional farewell to the team.

A Vettel racing suit sold for €36,000 (£32,000) and his racing gloves fetched €12,600 (£11,400), both for double their pre-sale estimates. A replica helmet signed by Vettel was bought for €31,200 (£28,200).

The future also held plenty of appeal to bidders. Charles Leclerc’s signed race suit sold for €63,600 (£57,500) against an estimate of €15,000 (£13,600), while his signed replica helmet was valued at exactly the same price as Vettel’s.

As part of Ferrari’s celebrations, Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick, drove his father’s 2004 title-winning car ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello. The auction included a racing suit signed by Mick, which sold for €45,600 (£41,200).