Lewis Hamilton has gained quite a lot of Components 1 races over time, and he’s gained loads of them whereas driving for Mercedes. That lengthy string of wins needed to start someplace, although — and in Hamilton’s case, his wins for Crew Mercedes started with the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix.
When you’ve ever watched footage of that race and admired the automobile that Hamilton drove throughout the end line, now we have excellent news — that very Mercedes that ushered in a brand new period of Hamilton’s profession will quickly be out there to buy.
As Bloomberg reviews (through Autoblog), RM Sotheby’s will probably be auctioning off the Mercedes in query in Las Vegas subsequent month — November 17, to be exact. And if that date seems acquainted, it’s as a result of the public sale is ready to coincide with this yr’s Las Vegas Grand Prix. That stated, in the event you’ve ever puzzled how a lot a Grand Prix-winning automobile pushed by one of many biggest drivers of our time would promote for, now you realize: the public sale home estimates that it’ll promote for between $10 and $15 million.
The itemizing for the automotive consists of another notable particulars about it, together with the truth that Hamilton drove this specific automotive for 14 of 19 Components 1 occasions in 2013. It’s additionally, Bloomberg notes, the only real trendy Mercedes Components 1 automobile that neither the automaker nor Hamilton owns. Which raises an fascinating query: which purchaser will be part of this elusive membership? We’ll know subsequent month.
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