Lewis Hamilton’s Turkish GP Winning F1 Car to Be Auctioned Off at British GP 2021

Published 07/03/2021, 3:47 AM EDT
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – OCTOBER 18: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes appears at the drivers press conference during previews prior to the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Interlagos on October 18, 2007 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Sotheby’s is all set to bring an astonishing piece of F1 machinery to the table over the weekend at the British Grand Prix. The British auction house will be offering a handful of collections, which includes communion tokens and the GP-winning McLaren MP4-25.

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The auction will take place on July 17, the Saturday afternoon of the much-awaited race weekend at Silverstone. What’s special about this specific F1 challenger is that the seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, drove it over the 2010 season.

Also, the Briton managed to win the Turkish Grand Prix with the very same car, which consequently adds value to it during the one-off auction. Hence, according to The Irish Times, the Mercedes-powered car is likely to hit a high of €5.8M.

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History of the McLaren MP4-25 F1 car

McLaren’s 2010 challenger, the MP4-25, is undeniably a massive improvement to its predecessor, MP4-24. Why you might ask? Well, this particular McLaren carries a certain bit of controversy to it.

Red Bull were the one to note the ‘F-duct’ system on the car’s rear wing and immediately reported it to the FIA. After a series of checks, the FIA managed to clear the air, as they officially revealed that the rear wings were still within the regulations.

This design helped McLaren reduce aerodynamical drag. Consequently, the car gained a straight-line speed of up to 6 MPH, giving an ample advantage over their rivals. The car also carries chassis number 25A-01, designed by Paddy Lowe and several others.

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When will the auction take place?

This mind-blowing race-winning car will be auctioned ahead of F1’s first-ever sprint qualifying race at Silverstone. While the auction takes place, the car will be driven around the classic circuit.

Moreover, being the first-ever Hamilton race-winning car coming to the market, the estimates are soaring high, with predictions lurking around $5m to $7m, which is prior to the 12.5% commission.

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Sotheby’s, too, are aware of this F1 machinery’s worth, and reckoned it as “an unrepeatable opportunity given the model’s scarcity.

Overall, this is a golden opportunity for F1 fans with a rather big pocket and ardent love for Hamilton. So, keeping Sotheby’s estimates aside, how much do you think will the McLaren MP4-25 go for?

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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