Currently reading: Schumacher's F1 car for sale
1994 Benetton up for sale on internet auction site

Michael Schumacher’s title-winning Benetton Formula One car from 1994 has appeared for sale on eBay.

The German drove the Ford Cosworth-powered car to his first of seven world titles. It is described as being in “racing condition”.

The seller, from Toronto, has advertised the car on the German eBay site and it is being sold with several spare parts, including two extra sets of wheels and tyres, and its data laptop, to monitor the fluid levels and temperatures.

The bodywork and livery remain identical to that seen during the 1994 season, but the damage Schumacher sustained in the 1994 season finale has been fixed.

The German controversially took the title after crashing into Damon Hill in Adelaide after suffering a problem. The collision forced Hill to retire and allowed Schumacher to maintain his one-point advantage and clinch his first world championship.

So far, the car has attracted 184 bids and has reached more than 2.6 million euro (£2.3m), although the winning bidder will have to pay an extra 10,000 euros (£9000) for shipping. The auction is scheduled to end on Monday.

Twitter - follow all the latest Ford reviews, news and video

Join the debate

Add a comment…
TegTypeR 12 November 2009

Re: Schumacher's F1 car for sale

Listed on eBay's German site eh?

I can guess what's happened here already. Said seller has approached Schuy asking for silly money for the car. Schuy has knocked him back and the guy is now taunting him by trying to sell it on his door step.

In reality, there are far better places to sell this car.

Chunkster 12 November 2009

Re: Schumacher's F1 car for sale

beachland2 wrote:
only some big ones get found out like mclaren with their 3rd pedal, that other team i forget which had a 2nd hidden fuel tank.

The McLaren 3rd pedal was never illegal (until Ross Brawn protested anyway). Charlie Whiting was informed of the device since its conception. Agricultural tractors have similar devices.

The hidden fuel tank was BAR-Honda. But it was actually, to my eyes anyway, an innovative interpretation of the rules, not something overtly illegal. Tyrrell was busted for having a lead-ballast tank in the mid 1980's.

Yes, the 1994 Benetton was found to have traction control installed into the ECU. But the Benetton team said the system was never used.....................It never ceases to amaze me how the Mosley-era-FIA was so willing to look the other way, or take the defendent's word on the face value, or act to protect its own interests to the detriment of its legitimacy (and that of the sport). Unless the team in question was McLaren of course.

What about Fernando "The X factor" Alonso? :P

Wanger 11 November 2009

Re: Schumacher's F1 car for sale

This has got to be a must have purchase for anyone with a love motorsport. The year this car was fired in anger, (in the hands of the then young and highly motivated Schumacher) would see the death of a legend (A.Senna) and the start of a new era of sporting domination with the German using his combination of brilliance and pure racing ruthlessness.

1994 championship must be remembered as an absolutely stunning year on many levels and this car represents to me how and why that year unfolded how it did. The fight between Schumacher, Senna then Hill was the ultimate in motorsport in conjunction with the fight between Benetton and Williams teams, (and the FiA also throwing the dice in various ways by using disqualifications and bans to create further the tensions) all contributed to make the most-breath taking of years... This car needs to be bought by the right people and preserved for the memorys of that year!