Bennetton Renault B195 that helped Schumacher win his second world championship to sell for £2.6m


Bennetton Renault B195 which helped Michael Schumacher win his second world championship is tipped to sell for £2.6million

The stunning F1 car which helped Michael Schumacher win his second world championship is tipped to sell for £2.6m.

The 1995 Bennetton Renault B195 was raced to victory by Schumacher who won nine of the 17 Grand Prix in that season.

It was purchased by a British F1 enthusiast who had it fully restored and fitted with a Judd V10 700bhp engine.

The incredibly rare motor is tipped to spark a bidding war when it comes to auction at Artcurial of Paris in France and will be sold on February 3.

The 1995 Bennetton Renault B195 (pictured) was raced to victory by Schumacher who won nine of the 17 Grand Prix in that season

The stunning piece of machinery was purchased by a British F1 enthusiast who had it fully restored

The stunning piece of machinery was purchased by a British F1 enthusiast who had it fully restored

Schumacher competed in Formula 1 for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes.

The German has a joint-record seven World Drivers’ Championship titles, tied with Lewis Hamilton, and the record for the highest total of fastest laps.

He announced his retirement in 2012, but a year later the racer became paralysed after hitting his head in a skiing incident.

A spokeswoman for the auctioneers said: ‘The car we are presenting is the Benetton B195 no. 02, one of the Benettons which Schumacher drove to his nine victories during the 1995 season and which saw him crowned World Drivers’ and Constructors’ Champion.

‘It is hard to find exact information regarding the victories achieved by each chassis number during the 1995 season, but we can be certain that no. 02 won several Grands Prix and contributed to the Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles.

Micheal Schumacher competed in Formula 1 for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes

Micheal Schumacher competed in Formula 1 for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes

Speed: The enthusiast fitted the stunning F1 car with a Judd V10 700bhp engine

Speed: The enthusiast fitted the stunning F1 car with a Judd V10 700bhp engine

The Bennetton Renault B195 helped Michael Schumacher win his second world championship

The Bennetton Renault B195 helped Michael Schumacher win his second world championship

‘For 1995, the car was powered by the 3-litre Renault RS7 V10 engine. When its owner bought the car in England, where it was taking part in the Goodwood Festival of Speed, it no longer had its Renault engine but was equipped with a Judd V10.

‘After he bought the car, the owner, a leading collector of Formula 1 cars, handed it over to his team of mechanics to overhaul it completely and get it running, so that he could drive it at various events, such as at Magny-Cours.

‘This single-seater in its Mild Seven livery is a monument, a testament to one of Michael Schumacher’s most brilliant seasons, and to Benetton’s instinctive belief in the emerging talent of this promising young driver.’

The incredibly rare motor is tipped to spark a bidding war when it comes to auction at Artcurial of Paris in France

The incredibly rare motor is tipped to spark a bidding war when it comes to auction at Artcurial of Paris in France

The outstanding car took part in the Goodwood Festival of Speed

A spokeswoman for the auctioneers said: ‘This single-seater in its Mild Seven livery is a monument, a testament to one of Michael Schumacher’s most brilliant seasons’

Rare find: The impressive motor that helped Schumacher win his second world championship will be sold on February 3 in France

Rare find: The impressive motor that helped Schumacher win his second world championship will be sold on February 3 in France

The outstanding car took part in the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, England

 The outstanding car took part in the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, England

Schumacher has a joint-record seven World Drivers' Championship titles, tied with Lewis Hamilton

Schumacher has a joint-record seven World Drivers’ Championship titles, tied with Lewis Hamilton

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