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Michael Schumacher 2001 Ferrari Helmet Can Be Yours for $65,000

Whereas the majority of fans are still largely in the dark when it comes to the current condition of Formula 1 legendary driver Michael Schumacher, those who can afford it keep storming auction houses, looking to get their hands on all things Schumacher as if there is no tomorrow.
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Over the past few years, we’ve seen among other things one of his former racing Ferraris, a Ferrari engine signed by the German, and even a tiny piece of racing hardware with the man’s autograph go under the hammer.

At the Paris event that started on February 5, auction house RM Sotheby’s is now trying to find an owner for a Ferrari helmet used by Schumacher back in 2001.

The piece is question is the Schuberth QF1 he wore when he won the 2001 Malaysian Grand Prix. The helmet was then demoted to a spare during the Barcelona Grand Prix, and later was used to shoot a Schuberth QF1 ad.

The helmet is made of carbon fiber and comes complete with the visor used during the Malaysian Grand Prix, signed and dated by Michael Schumacher. It also comes with a certificate attesting its authenticity, enough to make Sotheby’s confident it can fetch up to €60,000 for it ($65,000).

Michael Schumacher’s glory years behind the wheel of a Formula 1 racer were those when he was on the payroll of the Scuderia. Of the 7 championships he won in his career, five were consecutive wins for Ferrari, between 2000 and 2004. He also drove for Jordan Grand Prix and Benetton, scoring a total of 91 race wins to his name.

Schumacher disappeared from the public eye in December 2013, when he got injured on a ski slope in the French Alps. The following surgeries and treatment saved his life, but due to privacy reasons his current physical and mental state remains largely unknown.

 
 
 
 
 

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