Ever wanted to own your own F1 car? Now you can…
Formula 1 fans are being given a unique opportunity to bid for a McLaren MP4-21, and Renault R.S.18 ex-racer, in the Silverstone Auction F1 memorabilia sale.
Celebrating 70 years of F1, the online auction is underway at F1Authentics.com, with final lots closing August 9.
Also on the block is a collection of heritage products from previous F1 seasons, along with current 2020 season race-used driver wear from teams including McLaren, Renault and Alfa Romeo.
Built under license, both cars are decorated with the liveries of their respective seasons and have an estimated value in excess of between £100,000-200,000 each.
During the 2006 season the McLaren MP4-21, driven by Kimi Räikkönen, Juan Pablo Montoya and Pedro de la Rosa, took part in all 18 races, secured nine podiums and scored points in all races except the 2006 United States Grand Prix.
McLaren placed third in the Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship that year with Räikkönen coming in fifth in the driver’s standings.
Built under license from the teams, both cars are decorated with the liveries of their respective seasons…
A young driver called Lewis Hamilton was one of the McLaren-Mercedes test drivers that season. It would be the chassis of this model that would go on to form the foundation of Hamilton’s record-breaking Rookie season in 2007 and then, ultimately, his maiden FIA Formula One World Championship win in 2008. Produced for official promotional use by the team, the car comes in the iconic 2008 Championship winning livery.
The 2018 Renault R.S.18 was one of the first Hybrid F1 cars to be brought to market. It was designed and built by the Renault DP World F1 Team. The car up for auction is made almost entirely from original race parts and comes with an engine (internals removed) and a chassis with full race history from an earlier season. It also features a cutaway section, allowing you to view the intricate interior workings of the car.
During the 2018 season, Nico Hülkenberg continued to drive for Renault, having signed a multi-year deal the year before, and Carlos Sainz Jr completed his first full season for the team, having joined halfway through the previous year. The team finished fourth in the Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship with 122 points.
“This is an unprecedented opportunity for F1 fans to get their hands on these extremely rare and fantastic Official F1 show cars,” says Barry Gough, CEO of The Memento Group, owners of F1Authentics.com.
F1 Authentic’s The Silverstone Auction closes on August 9, shortly after the chequered flag is waved for F1’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.