Conducted by RM Sothebys, the ‘Once in a Millennium’ auction saw just 16 lots offered, all without reserve and all related to Scuderia Ferrari’s 1000th F1 start at the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix (officially known as the Gran Premio della Toscana Ferrari 1000) at Mugello last September.
Racing suits, gloves and replica helmets signed by Scuderia Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc sold for up to 63,600 Euros (AU$102,400 approx.), while a signed race suit and gloves worn by Mick Schumacher on a parade lap at Mugello in his father’s Ferrari F2004 sold for 45,600 Euros (AU$73,400 approx.).
Endplates from a 2020 Ferrari SF1000 racecar, signed by both Leclerc and Vettel, sold for 27,000 and 26,400 Euros (AU$43,500 and AU$42,500 approx.) respectively, while behind-the-scenes experiences with Scuderia Ferrari at a future F1 Grand Prix and the team’s Maranello headquarters sold for up to 42,000 Euros (AU$67,600 approx.).
The top seller at the timed online auction was a 1:1 scale SF1000 showcar, built in-house by Scuderia Ferrari and used as the centrepiece for the team’s 1,000th grand prix celebrations at Mugello.
Finished in the same livery as the Scuderia Ferrari cars that raced at the milestone grand prix, the non-running showcar also carried the same burgundy paint, which was inspired by the very first Ferrari F1 cars from 1950.
Signed by Leclerc and Vettel, the showcar was described as a unique piece of both Formula 1 and Scuderia Ferrari history. The final sale price of 1.27 million Euros (AU$2.04 million approx.), reflected this, accounting for over 70 per cent of the total auction result.
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Photo: Ferrari, courtesy of RM Sothebys