A FORMULA ONE simulator used by Michael Schumacher in his final Ferrari season has been put up for sale for £20,000.
The racing legend, who has won a total of seven world championship titles, last used the device in 2006 when training for Formula 1 race tracks.
Shaped like half an iconic Ferrari F1 car, the Italian manufacturers used the simulators to prepare drivers for different race tracks.
Having been updated with all the tracks from the 2012 F1 calendar, it is now for sale for a whopping £20,000.
The device was used by a number of drivers, but most notably by Schumacher during his final season for Team Ferrari.
According to auction house Gormleys Auctions, the collector’s item is a unique piece of history.
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The listing states: “This piece represents a rare opportunity to purchase a unique piece of F1 history and offers the opportunity to sit in the same cabin used by legendary driver Michael Schumacher in simulated racing sessions prior to the 2006 season. “
“This simulator was a former team-owned piece of F1 history and benefits from a special connection to one of the sport’s most famous representatives.
“A unique addition to any serious Ferrari F1 fan’s collection, this piece has been updated with the R-Factor software and all circuits from the 2012 F1 calendar, as well as a number of other international circuits used for testing .
“It also comes complete with a force feedback steering wheel from Bob Salisbury Engineering at Silverstone.”
The auction for the iconic piece ends on November 14th.
This comes after a stunning collection of the F1 ace’s memorabilia worth £1.4 million was auctioned in August.
Schumacher’s iconic Bell Benetton Formula 1 helmet from 1994 was part of the collection, as was a Formula 1 Moet champagne bottle signed by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost.
The bottle was signed by the pair during the 1989 Formula One World Championship and was expected to sell for £7,800.
Bids of up to £20,000 were expected for two other special helmets from Schumacher’s career.
One helmet – with a signed visor – was from the 2001 season, where it was worn at the Australian, Malaysian and Brazilian Grands Prix.
Another was from the following season and was used in the Japanese and Hungarian Grands Prix while driving for Ferrari.
The entire stunning collection was sold by RM Sotheby’s in Monterey, California.
An RM Sotheby’s spokesman said: “This valuable collection of art and automobiles includes more than 75 lots of racing clothing and equipment from Schumacher’s career, including a selection of helmets from his earliest days in karting.”
“Full Throttle – The Schumacher Collection offers a unique opportunity to acquire valuable automobiles from the career of one of the sport’s true greats – touchstones from the life of a legendary driver who changed the face of motorsport forever.”
Also in August, Schumacher’s incredible Ferrari F2001b sports car was put up for sale for a staggering £6 million.
The racing legend drove the cherry red 3.0-litre V10 Ferrari at a speed of 220mph when he won the 2002 Australian Grand Prix.
An RM Sotheby’s spokesman said: “Chassis 215 is one of the most sought-after Grand Prix cars of modern times and played a significant role in the early days of the 2002 Formula One World Championship.”
Schumacher’s iconic valuables were put up for auction after the driver suffered a serious brain injury in a devastating skiing accident in December 2013.
He was on the slopes above Méribel in the French Alps when he hit his head on a rock while crossing an off-piste area.
Doctors said he would most likely have died had he not been wearing safety gear and the world champion was flown to Grenoble hospital.
He was placed in an induced coma after suffering what was described as a “traumatic brain injury.”
The former Ferrari and Mercedes driver was taken out of his coma in June 2014 and released for rehabilitation at his home in Gland, Switzerland.
The 54-year-old now leads a private life with his family, as the tragic skiing accident occurred just over a year after he retired from Formula 1 in 2012.
After initially hanging up his helmet in 2006, he enjoyed a brief comeback with the new Mercedes team over three seasons.
In 2021, his family broke their eight-year silence about the seven-time world champion’s condition in a Netflix documentary that examined his illustrious career.
His wife Corinna explained in the Netflix interview: “We are together. We live together at home. We do therapy.”
“We’re doing everything we can to make Michael better and make sure he’s comfortable.”