The odd bit about today’s sale value compared to the previous one is this: the 2003 car sold almost twice as much as the 2001 Prancing Horse ($14,8 million compared to $7.5 million). However, today’s automobile won half the number of races the now-second-most-valuable Ferrari did.
In 2003, Michael Schumacher won five times with the F2003-GA; in 2001, he smashed his competition with a devastating nine wins (and fourteen podium standings). That machine from the beginning of the millennium won the first race of 2002. Additionally, it scored another podium in the second race of that year, after which the 2002 model replaced it.
Half as victorious but two times more coveted today, the F2003 now stands as the most valuable F1 car ever, just as its driver rose to his absolute motorsport dominance. During the 2003 season, chassis 229 won five times out of nine races it ran (Spain, Austria, Canada, Italy, and the USA). It took two more podiums (Monaco and France), set three fastest laps, and secured three pole position starts.
Six F2003-GAs were built, and this car sold today is the best. It is one of four Schumacher-driven Formula 1 Ferrari chassis with five or more wins in a title-winning season. As a tribute to the car's performance, Mick Schumacher, the son of the great Ferrari pilot, had one last drive in the car before today's sale. Play the video to watch the car run one more time.
With a Ferrari Classiche “Red Book” Certification and a 2022 factory overhauled at the Maranello facility, the car is powered by the mighty three-liter V-10 engine producing 845 hp at 19,000 RPM. The automotive legend this Ferrari became today is in full running condition, having been driven for 148 miles since its complete restoration.