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Possibly the world’s most expensive radio controlled Formula 1 car goes under the hammer in F1 auction?

We will be auctioning a one-of-a-kind radio controlled car on the 4th of July with an estimate of £150,000 - £200,000. The 1:3 scale model of the F1 Ferrari F2002 is a replica of the car Michael Schumacher drove to become the 2002 World Champion, and was signed on the rear spoiler by Schumacher himself when he visited the Atelier Mediatech in Switzerland, where the car was made.



“This is a genuine work of art which took a team of expert engineers three years and 1,000 hours to create. It’s a feat of mechanical genius,” said David Convery, Head of Sporting Memorabilia at Graham Budd Auctions, “The car’s top speed is 80 km/h, so whoever owns it next will certainly need a good-sized garden if they plan to test it out.”

The car is being sold among over 60 other lots of motor racing memorabilia, at our auction taking place at Whittlebury Park, Silverstone on Friday 4 July. (Auction hosted in partnership with The Race.)


Other items going under the hammer include:

  • A race suit worn by Sebastian Vettel in 2010 for the Hungarian Grand Prix 2010 race. Estimate: £15,000 - 20,000. (Lot 65)
  • A race suit worn by Schumacher as part of his 2002 world champion season, for the Italian Grand Prix. Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000. (Lot 42)
  • A race suit worn by Max Verstappen for the Red Bull Racing Abu Dhabi 2023 race. Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000. (Lot 66)
  • The helmet worn by Rubens Barrichello for his last ever race with Ferrari at the 2005 Chinese Grand Prix. Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000. (Lot 35)
  • A bronze statue of Ayrton Senna made by Paul Oz, which is an exact 60% scale version of the life size statue that stands next to Senna’s car on McLaren’s MTC Boulevard. Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000. (Lot 40)

“The adrenaline, speed and sheer drama of the sport means that there’s always a lot of interest in memorabilia from the world of Formula 1. With the auction taking place just days before the British Grand Prix and yards away from the pit lane at Silverstone, we’re expecting to see some big bids on these items from all over the world,” continued David Convery.

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