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Michael Schumacher’s first F1 is for sale!

For sale: the Jordan 191, Michael Schumacher’s first F1 car!

When Bertrand Gachot, embroiled in a legal case, gives up taking the start of the Belgian Grand Prix 1991, Jordan is betting on hiring a replacement stranger. His name: Michael Schumacher! And while he has never ridden on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit (contrary to what he claimed at the time to get hired), he qualifies in 7th place and drops his experienced teammate Andrea de Cesaris.

This weekend has remained famous in the history of Formula 1. By being noticed from its debut, Michael sSchumacher thus ensured a long career in F1. Seven titles and 91 victories followed, records just achieved by Lewis Hamilton in 2020. And today, the car that launched it, the Jordan 191, is for sale!

Used by Schumacher, De Cesaris, and Zanardi

To be precise, this is the chassis n ° 6, which is mostly that of his teammate De Cesaris. The latter, outclassed during the first free practice session by Schumacher, decides to turn to his reserve car for the second practice session. Schumacher then inherits the Italian’s car, and takes the opportunity to beat him again… After this race, chassis n ° 6 will be used as a reserve and test car, and driven in particular by Alex Zanardi, future winner of two Indycar championships and several Paralympic Games medals.

In short, a real piece of history, sold with its V8 Ford of origin, the equipment necessary to start it, the steering wheel used in racing and a miniature signed by Schumacher. If the price is not indicated by the seller Speed ​​Master, the British specialist MotorSport indicates an entrance ticket of 1.25 million pounds (1.45 million euros). A nice gift for Father’s Day …

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