A portion of Formula One past was made past play erstwhile Lewis Hamilton's 2013 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W04 car sold for a grounds $18.8 cardinal astatine auction. The car, which was driven by Hamilton to triumph astatine the Hungarian Grand Prix that year, was sold astatine the RM Sotheby's Las Vegas Grand Prix Sale.
The merchantability of the W04 is the 2nd astir costly Formula One car ever sold, down lone the 1954 Mercedes W196R, which sold for $29.6 cardinal successful 2017. The merchantability besides makes the W04 the astir costly modern Formula One car ever sold.
The W04 was a ascendant car successful the 2013 Formula One season, winning 5 races and helping Mercedes to its archetypal constructors' title since 1955. Hamilton, who was successful his archetypal play with Mercedes aft moving from McLaren, finished 3rd successful the drivers' title that year.
The merchantability of the W04 is simply a testament to the bequest of Lewis Hamilton, 1 of the astir palmy Formula One drivers of each time. Hamilton has won 7 Formula One satellite championships, tied with Michael Schumacher for the astir all-time.
The purchaser of the W04 has not been disclosed. However, it is apt that the car volition beryllium kept successful a backstage collection.
The auction was a immense success
In summation to the merchantability of the W04, determination were a fig of different notable results astatine the RM Sotheby's Las Vegas Grand Prix Sale.
These included: A 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta sold for $4.3 million.
A 1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera Speedster sold for $1.8 million.
A 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage sold for $1.7 million.
A 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 sold for $1.2 million.
The RM Sotheby's Las Vegas Grand Prix Sale was a resounding success, with implicit $100 cardinal worthy of cars sold. This is impervious of however important a portion of Formula 1 past tin be, and collectors don't deliberation astir wealth to get the exemplary they want.