On February 2, Bonhams will public sale the Jordan 191 that Michael Schumacher first practiced at Spa-Francorchamps in 1991. Bonhams expects a retail value of two million euros.
First follow session for the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps: younger German Michael Schumacher achieved a sensational eighth place within the first follow session of the GP weekend. Shumi hit Formula 1 like a thunderbolt.
During the opening laps of the Ardennes, Schumacher sat in chassis #6 of Eddie Jordan’s racing staff, and this GP racing automotive – nonetheless for a lot of followers one of the crucial stunning vehicles in Formula 1 – has now gone beneath the hammer.
British public sale home Bonhams will maintain an public sale of chassis #6 in Paris on February 2. Bonhams specialists consider that the sale value of as much as two million euros is real looking.
Chassis #6 was then utilized by Jordan within the Italian Andrea de Cesaris race. Cosworth’s engine closed in on Italian chief Ayrton Senna with 4 laps to go. The Roman burst into bitter tears. Michael Schumacher needed to retire in one other chassis shortly after the beginning as a consequence of clutch failure.
Chassis No. 6 was pushed by Alex Zanardi throughout the 1991 GP season and is able to drive. The automotive was owned by Belgian Jean “Beurlys” Blaton for a number of years earlier than being purchased by Frenchman Didier Sirg, who drove it within the Boss historic Grand Prix racing automotive collection.
In 2021, British Sky team-mates organized a particular sort of Formula 1 check for the then junior Ferrari and Haas GP driver Mick Schumacher – the 2020 Formula 2 champion was allowed to drive chassis no. 6 Let the daddy slide.
Mick stated on the time: “Feeling-wise, a automotive like this from the Nineties is unquestionably one thing fully completely different. It begins with the steering wheel – all of a sudden I haven’t got any buttons left on the steering wheel, so I have not realized something from it. In addition, in fact, there is no such thing as a rocker change, however a basic H chain. I’ve by no means pushed something like that in a race automotive!”
“The engine revs effectively between 9000rpm and 12000rpm. It was actually enjoyable. (*2*), my cabin solely had a small quantity of froth, not an precise seat, and because of this I used to be rocking again and forth within the automotive. Under braking, I slid into the cab a lot that I could not see the highway!
“Of course, I’ve not reached the restrict of the automotive. The lack of all the security options of our trendy racers just like the Halo would not cease me from stepping on the gasoline. But I discovered it unusual to sit down exterior together with your shoulder. Basically, the automotive is sort of a go-kart: chassis, engine, tires, executed. It was all quite simple and enjoyable. It was an amazing expertise.”