Schumacher’s Benetton will take centre stage at Silverstone Auction

| 28 May 2012

An ex-Michael Schumacher Formula 1 car is set to be the highlight of Silverstone Auctions Sale on 21 July.

The 1992 car – chassis number B192-02 – was used by the German seven-time World Champion and by his team mate that year – British driver and F1 pundit, Martin Brundle.

It raced in the 1992 season that saw Schumacher give fans a glimpse of what was to come, taking the first of his 91 victories in the wet at the Belgian Grand Prix.

That year would see Benetton finish third in the Constructors’ Championship while Schumacher took third place in the Drivers’ Championship, beating Ayrton Senna into fourth.

Designed by Ross Brawn and Rory Byrne, B192-02 was equipped with a 700bhp Ford HB V8.

Schumacher went on to claim back-to-back F1 titles with Benetton in 1994 and ’95.

Managing director of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale, said: "If this car's fantastic race pedigree isn't reason enough to make it particularly attractive, then there's the prospect that it has been prepared for action by renowned Formula 1 specialists Earl Goddard and Dick Langford."

Hardly surprising, then, that the car carries an estimate of £250-£280,000.