The world is praying for the Formula One legend Michael Schumacher's quick recovery after his skiing accident. While he is still recovering, one of his most famous cars, the 1998 F300 Fromula One race car is being auctioned at Barrett-Jackson later this month for charitable purposes. The car, a Ferrari chasis no. 183, is a part of the Salon Collection of high end cars at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector-Car Auction.
This specific Ferrari chasis was the 3rd F300 built and was used by Michael Schumacher for 38 races. Powering it is a TIPO 047. It is a 80-degree V10 engine that milled out an impressive 805 hp at 17500 RPMs. This car won Schumacher 6 races and 11 podiums. "The car is in pristine condition,” says the Barrett-Jackson description of the F300. “It is worthy of being displayed in the Smithsonian, toured with world-class events, donated to charitable causes, kept in private collections or driven with the Ferrari F1 Clienti Program. Accompanied by its Classiche certificate and Ferrari documents showing the car was driven by Michael Schumacher 38 times, this car has been fully restored by Ferrari and is eligible for a number of historic events.”
The Formula One Clienti program maintains and restores Formula One racers from 1970 to date, and organizes events for training, testing and non-competitive racing for owners of these cars. The sole purpose of the Formula One Clienti is to provide a memorable experience to these owners, who are well heeled and are capable of running with each other at speeds of over 300kmph.
The Ferrari F300 is going to be auctioned with a reserve, however what the reserve is, has not been publicly announced.