If you've ever wanted to travel the world pretending to be a seven-time world champion (or a subservient number two driver) then this is surely the vehicle to do it in
If you’re a die-hard Ferrari fan and have around £130,000 knocking about, you could own a very significant piece of F1 history as the motorhome Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello used whilst at Ferrari between the 2001-2005 seasons has cropped up for sale.
We doubt that oblong-shaped vehicles get any more staggering or worthy of attention than this specially-built Iveco Domino transporter, a nod to an era dominated by Ferrari and Michael Schumacher, a place where he no doubt had countless meetings with engineers and also enjoyed moments of peace away from the flurry of the paddock after winning races. It’s since been upgraded to a more traditional motorhome but it still carries the Ferrari livery (albeit one from the post-Schumacher Ferrari era).
Other Schumacher memorabilia that has sold at auction includes the beautiful Monaco-winning Ferrari F2001. This was the first F1 car in history to be sold as contemporary and fetched a whopping £5.7m on the day. This eventual bid exceeded the anticipated price by just over two million, so it’s likely that the estimate of £130,000 for this motorhome will be beaten too, given Schumacher’s familiarity not just in motor racing, but the wider world of sport.
The motorhome comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by former team principal Stefano Domenicali and truly is a one-off collectable. The auction will take place on 8 February and further details can be found here.
Keep fighting Michael, and get bidding Ferrari fans!