Mercedes W04 chassis #4 was campaigned by Hamilton – who joined the Three-Pointed Star for the 2013 season as team-mate to Nico Rosberg to finish his six-year spell at McLaren – in 14 of the 19 rounds.
Most notably, Hamilton – who would win six of his seven titles with Mercedes – transformed pole place to win the Hungarian GP forward of Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen and Crimson Bull’s Sebastian Vettel.
Of the additional 4 podiums he bagged to complete fourth within the drivers’ championship, three had been scored (third place in Malaysia, China and Belgium) aboard this automotive.
Chassis #4 turned the primary Hamilton-driven Mercedes F1 automotive to be provided for public sale, with famend public sale home RM Sotheby’s bringing the gavel down in Las Vegas on Saturday for £15.1m.
The automotive carried a pre-sale estimate of £8m to £12m ($10-15m).
The public sale was held on the Wynn’s Awakening Theater and was hosted by TV presenter and author James Corden.
At 39 tons, it was a comparatively small sale. A Ferrari race go well with believed to have been worn by Michael Schumacher for his 2003 Italian GP victory fetched £102,000.
A 1990 Ferrari F40 GT, initially owned by the designer of the Mugello circuit and campaigned within the Italian GT sequence, did not hit its reserve so didn’t promote on the evening.
A reproduction Lando Norris was flogged for £8700 to boost cash for St. Jude Kids’s Hospital.
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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG
Bought for £19.6m in 2013 on the Goodwood Competition of Velocity, the file worth for an F1 automotive was achieved by the 1954 Mercedes W196R by which Juan Manuel Fangio claimed his second of 5 titles.
The costliest competitors automotive ever offered was additionally a Mercedes, with an unraced 300SLR ‘Uhlenhaut Coupe’ sportscar prototype altering fingers in a non-public deal brokered by RM Sotheby’s.
Mercedes put the £115m raised into establishing a world instructional and analysis scholarship programme for younger those that specialises in environmental science and decarbonisation.
On the Abu Dhabi season finale later this month, Bonhams will public sale the 1978 championship-winning Lotus 79 (additionally chassis #4) as raced by Mario Andretti. It’s forecasted to promote for as a lot as £7.5m.
Raikkonen’s 2006 McLaren MP4/21 and a 2001 Ferrari present automotive additionally lead the lot listing.