Michael Schumacher’s Debut Jordan F1 Car up for Sale

Published 06/11/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – OCTOBER 19: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari talks to the media during a Shell Press Conference at the Transamerica Hotel during the previews to the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Interlagos Circuit on in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)


Michael Schumacher is arguably one of the best drivers to step foot in Formula One. The German amassed 91 race wins, 68 pole positions and 155 podiums in his illustrious F1 career.

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The German holds the record for the most world championships, which he now shares with Lewis Hamilton after he won his 7th world title last season. Although the German doesn’t appear in public as much these days, his legacy still lives on. According to The Sun, Schumacher’s Jordan F1 car, with which he competed in his very first F1 race in 1991, is up for sale.

Here’s what you need to know about Schumacher’s Jordan F1 car

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Michael Schumacher made his debut in the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix with Jordan F1. At just 21 years of age, the German got the call up to replace French driver Bertrand Gachot for that race.

This car is the same car with which the seven-time world champion made his debut in that race. The car is up for sale on Speedmaster, and will cost £1.25 million ($1.76 million) to the interested buyer.

Although F1 wasn’t as technologically advanced as it is today, the steering wheel still holds a special feeling for any driver. In addition to getting the car, the steering wheel will be given to the buyer in a special frame.

While taking home the iconic Jordan is a mouth-watering prospect, the buyer will also receive a model signed by Schumacher himself. The buyer will also receive a certificate of authenticity once the purchase is complete.

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How did Michael Schumacher fare in this car?

Schumacher replaced Gachot for the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix due to the latter needing to appear in court over a case. Although he impressed one and all by qualifying seventh in what was a 30-car grid then, the German faced an issue with his clutch, which ended his debut.

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM – AUGUST 30: GP VON BELGIEN 1992, Spa; Ayrton SENNA, SIEGER Michael SCHUMACHER/GER – BENETTON FORD – (Photo by Bongarts/Getty Images)

Despite his early retirement, his performances drew praise from then Benetton boss Flavio Briatore, who snapped him up for the very next race. The rest, as they say, is history.

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The German won two of his seven world championships with Benetton, before moving to Scuderia Ferrari in 1996. After four seasons without a title, Schumacher would win five world titles in a row with Ferrari from 2000 to 2004.

During his career, the German lined up alongside some of the finest drivers to race in F1. This list includes world champions like Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost.

While Lewis Hamilton looks to make history this season, Schumacher is regarded as one of the best in F1.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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