Michael Schumacher’s 1991 Benetton Is Going Up For Auction

Michael Schumacher’s 1991 Benetton Is Going Up For Auction

A Benetton B191 previously driven by Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher in the 1991 season is going up for sale.

If you have quite a lot of money to spare and are a massive F1 fan, surely snapping up a 1991 Benetton previously driven by an eventual seven-time world champion is very tempting.

This B191-02 is going up for auction at the Bonhams Spa Classic sale next month and is listed at £640,000-810,000.

Michael Schumacher’s 1991 Benetton Is Going Up For Auction - Formula 1

That may seem like quite a lot, but when you consider the car is in running order with a 3.5-litre Ford Cosworth HB V8 engine and is tied to not one but two F1 greats, it’s surely a steal.

It debuted with the not so well-known Roberto Moreno at the third round of the 1991 season but was then taken over by Nelson Piquet.

Michael Schumacher’s 1991 Benetton Is Going Up For Auction - Formula 1

He won with the car that’s up for auction in Montreal, and it was then raced by Schumacher at the final two rounds – although he retired in both of them.

Still, it’s got a rich history and was raced by two world champions, with Schumacher driving it in his maiden F1 season.

The car was placed in a museum after the 1991 campaign came to an end, and went through a complete rebuilt by a specialist F1 team.

Michael Schumacher’s 1991 Benetton Is Going Up For Auction - Formula 1

This included overhauls of the engine, gearbox, chassis and safety equipment, but it’s still in original condition bar a few FIA-required safety features.

There are few opportunities to snap up a classic F1 car, let alone one that was raced by Piquet and Schumacher.

Michael Schumacher’s 1991 Benetton Is Going Up For Auction - Formula 1

It’s also an absolutely stunning car, so we’re sure there’ll be a lot of interest for the 191-02 at the Bonhams auction.

See more information on the car right here.