The car that will be on offer is chassis no. 219, which took Schumacher to three (Imola, Zeltweg and Magny-Cours) of his 11 victories in 2002 - a season that was dominated by Ferrari and in particular, Schumacher himself.
A portion of the proceeds received from the sale of the F2002 will go to the Keep Fighting initiate, set up by Schumacher's family following his life-altering skiing accident in 2013.
The auction will take place on November 30th in Abu Dhabi, the day before the final Grand Prix of the 2019 season. Formula 1 will work with RM Sotheby's for the first time at the auction.
"We are delighted to come out of the gate for our inaugural auction in partnership with Formula 1 with such an amazing cornerstone consignment to the Abu Dhabi event," said Oliver Camelin, Car Specialist at RM Sotheby’s.
"The Michael Schumacher F2002, chassis no. 219, is truly special; it represents one of the last Rory Byrne-designed, V10 era cars and was like a guided missile in acquiring wins on route to a Championship won with sheer racing dominance.
"As a result, it remains as one of the most dominant Formula 1 racing cars in history and is fittingly joined by the ultimate in Ferrari supercars in the virtually as-new Ferrari F40.
"As we proceed with considering consignments for the Abu Dhabi auction we look forward to an exciting year in partnership with Formula 1 that will include an RM Sotheby’s presence at some of the most notable circuits around the world.”
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