New-Crowned F1 Champ Max Verstappen Selling His Car for Charity: Price, Features & Other Key Details

Published 12/15/2021, 8:36 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race and the world championship REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah


Max Verstappen is in the Christmas giving spirit. In a recent announcement, the new F1 champion revealed that he is putting his car up for auction for a charity event. Displaying the car on December 17, Verstappen fans have a very enticing event coming up.

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Verstappen’s Honda Civic Type R is now up for grabs! In collaboration with CarNext.com, the driver has put his stunning white car up for auction. The ‘Max Verstappen’ model is as exclusive as it gets.

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The car also has a very interesting estimated price, reflective of Verstappen’s racing number- € 33,333 [$ 37,553.22] Although not unveiled yet, the car sounds like an absolute beast. The proceeds will to the Wings for Life charity.

A hatchback, there is a staggering machine under the covers. Petrol-fueled and having already been driven 58,048 km, Verstappen acquired the beauty back in 2018. Manual transmission with a six-speed gearbox, the machine harbors 272 KW of power in its nimble chassis.

Max Verstappen dons #1 on F1 car

Now that he is a champion, Max Verstappen will display a proud number 1 on his car. Exclusive to world champions only, Sebastian Vettel was the last driver to use the number on his F1 tub.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during the race REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Seeing it as the right thing to do, Verstappen explained“How many times can you do that? I don’t know, maybe it’s the only time I can in my life. It’s the best number out there. So I will definitely put it on the car.”

Thus, he’s making full use of his championship status. Including getting words of encouragement from his opponents. Verstappen revealed that Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff congratulated him despite his initial anger towards the outcome.

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Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race and the world championship with the Netherlands flag on the podium as Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton looks dejected after finishing second REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

“Toto sent me a text – congratulations on the season and that I deserved to win, that was very nice.” Further, Hamilton, too, complimented his rival. “Lewis came up to me and congratulated me. It must have been very tough in that last lap. It also shows the respect we have for each other.”

He added, “Of course we had our tough times through the season but we respect what we’re doing and we were pushing each other to the limit and it has been very enjoyable racing against him.”

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Now, it will be another exciting season for Verstappen. With a taste of championship victory, will he continue the streak or will Hamilton come back hungrier than ever for the missed out 8th title? Or will we have new players in the game?

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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