Lewis Hamilton’s race winning 2010 McLaren MP4-25A has been auctioned off at Silverstone for a record £4,836,000.
Hamilton won three races in 2010 with the car, and this exact chassis – the MP4-25A/01, took the Briton to victory at the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix.
Prior to the auction, the car was presented to the audience at the British Grand Prix with a demonstration run after Saturday’s Spring Qualifying.
The car was sold through classic car auctioneers RM Sotheby’s.
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“This remarkable car attracted significant interest from collectors around the world wishing to acquire an important piece of motorsport and F1 history, driven to victory by the sport’s most successful ever driver,” RM Sotheby’s wrote on their website.
“The car is fully race prepared by McLaren Racing’s Heritage team, and ran its demonstration laps fully supported by McLaren and Mercedes technicians.
“Powering its way around the Silverstone circuit in the hands of McLaren test driver, Rob Garofall, the excited crowd were witnessing auction history and reveled in the sound the mighty Mercedes Benz 2.4 litre V8 engine.
“Bids for the car were received online, on the telephones and in person at Silverstone.”