Greatest Ferrari F1 Driver of All-Time

The seven-time world champion’s 2001 Ferrari F2001 fetched $7.5 million at Sotheby’s auction last evening (Thursday November 16) setting a new auction record for a modern-era Formula One car. Bidding was furiously paced and this was certainly the highlight of the evening. Of course most of the mainstreet auction buzz this week centered around Christie’s sale of the Leonardo da Vinci painting that sold for a record $450.3 million, yet among race fans and car enthusiasts this was exciting news.

The sleek, low-slung, fire engine red machine drove in a total of 20 races, winning 10 of them. Quite a feat but then again if anyone could do it, Ferrari could.

Retired German driver Michael Schumacher’s Grand Prix de Monaco 2001 winning Ferrari F2001, chassis no. 211 is displayed during the Sotheby’s Autumn Sales week in Hong Kong on September 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

The iconic driver, Michael Schumacher, was recently voted as “the greatest Ferrari F1 driver of all time”.  Unfortunately, the German racing legend has not been seen in public since suffering serious head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013. His record of seven titles and 91 career victories remains unchallenged.