Michael Schumacher Formula One Memorabilia Auction Feat. His Ferrari Race-Worn Suit
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Known as “the Red Baron”, German racing driver Michael Schumacher is aptly named after the famed German Manfred von Richthofen, the famous flying ace of World War I. — Only Schumacher drives a red Ferrari.
Schumacher, also German, is arguably one of the most famous race car driver’s in the history of the sport. He is a seven-time Formula One World Champion and is widely regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time.
“You win a race, the next race it’s a question mark. Are you still the best or not? That’s what is funny. But that’s what is interesting. And that’s what is challenging. You have to prove yourself every time,” he once said.
And so he has.
He holds many of Formula One’s driver records, including most championships, race victories, fastest laps, pole positions and most races won in a single season – 13 in 2004. In 2002, he became the only driver in Formula One history to finish in the top three in every race of a season and then also broke the record for most consecutive podium finishes. According to the official Formula One website, he is “statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen.”
Not a bad thing to be — and the statistics don’t lie.
Last winter, the world champion suffered severe head injuries while skiing in Switzerland, and was in a medically induced coma for several months. He is still recovering from the accident but survived the terrible trauma. It was just reported today he is now able to communicate with his family by fluttering his eyelashes.
Michael Schumacher Worn Race-Suit From The 2006 British Grand Prix — Where he Defended His Title as World Champion But Lost to Fernando Alonso
The 2006 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 11 June 2006 at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. The race, contested over 60 laps, was the eighth round of the 2006 Formula One season. Michael Schumacher race-suit worn in the 2006 British Grand Prix as reigning World Champion. Schumacher was ultimately overtaken, with Fernando Alonso emerging the winner.
Red and white Ferrari suit features the driver’s name embroidered to the self-belt, ”M. Schumaker” and an embroidered FIA accreditation to the back of the collar. Nomex suit by OMP features insignia of Ferrari and sponsors Vodafone, Bridgestone and Shell. Zips up the front with a concealed zipper. Measures 19” across the chest with a 23” inseam.
His tenacity is unwavering and has helped him over the years of a most formidable career. As he puts it,
“I’ve always believed that you should never, ever give up and you should always keep fighting even when there’s only a slightest chance.”
Our Formula One memorabilia auction items auctioned over the years have garnered tremendous prices realized. Take this Graham Hill official 1969 Gold Leaf Team Formula One racing suit, first offered as a lottery prize by Club Lotus 40+ years ago. It sold for $25,428.
In Another Formula One Memorabilia Auction, We Sold World Champion Fernando Alonso 2008 Japanese Grand Prix Worn Race-Suit
We sold in our Formula One memorabilia auction for $18,750 this racing suit worn by Fernando Alonso in the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix in his final GP victory for Renault. The Renault race-suit features Alonso’s name embroidered to the self-belt. Suit in white, blue, orange and yellow features an embroidered FIA accreditation to the back of the collar. Suit is covered in embroidered sponsor logos, most prominently Renault itself on the back with ING and Mutua Madrilena, and the front shows logos from Bridgestone, Chronotech, Elf, Pepe Jeans, Puma, Unicef and Universia. Puma brand suit features a concealed zip closure, zipping up the front behind a velcro panel with brand label sewn into panel. Tag is hand-labeled, ”Alonso / 12.10.08” in blue ink. Measures 19” across the chest with 31” inseam. Blurring to ink on label, else near fine. Originally from Formula Sport in Luxembourg.
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