This exclusive event will be held during the gala dinner of the Ferrari Cavalcade which will take place at the famous Palazzo Ducale, Venice, on Sunday 26th June. The auction is being held for charity to raise funds for the restoration works of one of the most famous Venetian historical buildings.
The items going under the hammer are as follows:
1. 2015 Signed Sebastian Vettel Puma Race Gloves
Estimate: €3,000 – 5,000
Scuderia Ferrari has a long list of World Champions having sat in one of their masterpieces. Sebastian Vettel, four-time World Drivers Champion finally made the step up to join the Scuderia for the 2015 season.
The race gloves offered here were worn by Sebastian Vettel during the 2015 Formula One season where he finished 3rd in the Drivers World Championship. The signed racing gloves of a four-time World Champion offers a rare opportunity, however, the prospect of buying such an item directly from the greatest manufacturer of them all, surely too great to pass.
2. 2003 Red & Blue Ferrari Formula One Wheel Nuts
Estimate: €2,000 – 3,000
Wheel nuts are an essential part of a Formula One car and contain a surprising amount of technology, from the overall design to the materials used. The red nuts were fitted to the left side of the car, and the red to the right.
The wheel nuts being offered here by Ferrari have been fitted to possibly one of the prettiest, and most successful, Ferrari Formula One cars of all time, the F2003-GA.
Although small, every component needs to perform to the highest level to avoid costly time loss in the pit stops, something that was successfully avoided throughout the 2003 season where the Scuderia dominated both the Drivers and Constructors Championships!
3. 2015 Signed Sebastian Vettel Puma Race Suit
Estimate: €8,000 – 12,000
At the end of the 2014 season, having become a four-time Champion, Vettel secured the most desirable seat in Formula One, and in only his second Grand Prix driving his Prancing Horse, he scored a sensational victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix! Throughout his first season for Ferrari, Vettel claimed three victories and one pole position on the way to securing third overall in the Drivers World Championship.
Vettel wore the race suit offered here, number 93584, during the 2015 USA, Mexico, Brazilian and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix! The opportunity to buy a signed Vettel race suit, directly from Ferrari, supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity is not to be missed!
At the time of print, Vettel held 16 records in Formula one, from the youngest World Champion to the most wins in a season, surely a championship for the Scuderia and Vettel is not far away…
4. 2012 O.Z. Racing Formula One Wheel
Estimate: €4,000 – 6,000
O.Z. Racing is an Italian company founded in 1971 by Silvano Oselladore and Pietro Zen and has since become synonymous with alloy wheels for both competition and road cars. The company first entered Formula One in 1984, becoming the rim of choice for the Scuderia.
The O.Z. Formula One wheel Ferrari are offering here has been fitted to the beautiful F2012 used by Fernando Alonso at the German GP where he won both pole position and the race!
5. F2004 Michael Schumacher Engine Cover & Floor – Belgium Grand Prix
Estimate: €40,000 – 80,000
The F2004 was Scuderia Ferrari’s most successful Formula One car in history. As with previous years, Ferrari destroyed the competition and scored 15 victories from 18 events in 2004 with Michael Schumacher scoring a record of 13 victories in a single season.
The 2004 Belgium Grand Prix was extremely special to Ferrari, it was the Scuderia’s 700th Grand Prix as part of the Formula One World Championship, and again Michael Schumacher delivered by securing his record-breaking seventh World Drivers Championship!
The bodywork offered here was fitted to chassis F2004/239 which Schumacher drove on that very special day, now you can take this unique piece home, directly from the Ferrari factory!
6. 2002 Ferrari Tipo 050 3.0L V10 Formula One Engine No. 530
Estimate: €80,000 – 140,000
The Ferrari F2002 was to become a fundamental part of the Scuderia’s domination of Grand Prix racing between 1999 and 2004. The chassis was designed by Rory Byrne and fitted with a Tipo 050 2997 cc, naturally aspirated, 90° V10 engine, which revved to over 18,500 rpm, generating near 900BHP!
The engine being offered today by Ferrari themselves, no. 530, was fitted to chassis F2002/653 for Michael Schumacher’s use during the 2002 Australian Grand Prix qualifying held on 2nd March. Ferrari was again re-writing the history books and dominated the front row, with Schumacher only 0.005 behind Rubens Barrichello in the sister car.
During the 2002 season, the F2002 and 050 engine would go on to win 14 Grand Prix, claim 10 pole positions and seal both the Constructors’ and Drivers’ World Championships!
If you would like to place a bid, or receive further information please contact Catherine Bunch at Girardo & Co.
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