Michael Schumacher update as star’s most prized F1 gear including iconic first championship helmet up for £1.4m auction

A STUNNING collection of Michael Schumacher memorabilia worth £1.4million is set to go on auction only days after his iconic car hit the market.

The F1 ace’s helmets, racing suits, gloves, boots, and even bottles of champagne are being sold in the auction.

Jam Press/Courtesy of RM SothebyHis iconic 2003 racing suit is set to be sold[/caption]

Jam Press/Courtesy of RM SothebyAlong with a helmet which saw him win multiple championships[/caption]

The German driver, 54, won a joint record seven world titles in his glittering racing career.

One of the items tipped to sell for the most is a 1994 Michael Schumacher Bell Benetton Formula 1 helmet.

It was worn by Schumacher in the 1994 Formula 1 World Championship, and is estimated to fetch £47,000.

There is also an Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost signed Formula 1 Moet Champagne Bottle.

The bottle was signed by the pair during the 1989 Formula 1 World Championship and is set to sell for £7,800.

Two other special helmets from his career are both expected to attract bids of up to £20,000.

One helmet – with a signed visor – is from the 2001 season, where it was worn during the Australian, Malaysian, and Brazilian Grand Prix events.

Another was from the following season and was used in the Japanese and Hungarian Grand Prix events when he raced for Ferrari.

An autographed race suit was worn at the 2003 Italian Grand Prix, where Schumacher qualified in pole position and finished first overall, after setting the fastest lap.

The collection is being sold by RM Sotheby’s in Monterey, California, from August 17 to 19.

The entire jaw dropping collection, previously owned by a Japanese collector, is worth £1.4million.

An RM Sotheby’s spokesperson said: “From the moment Michael Schumacher first laced up his race boots and pulled on a helmet, the gifted racer was nothing short of a phenomenon, a force of nature who would go on to dominate the highest echelons of competitive motorsport.

“Among this treasured collection of artwork and automobilia are more than 75 lots of race-worn clothing and equipment spanning the breadth of Schumacher’s career, including a selection of helmets from his earliest days in karting.

“Full Throttle ­– The Schumacher Collection offers an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire precious automobilia from the career of one of the sport’s true greats—touchstones from the life of a legendary driver who changed the face of motorsport forever.”

The collection’s announcement came only days after his incredible Ferrari F2001b was put up for auction.

The 220mph 3.0-litre V10 cherry-red Ferrari is being sold by RM Sotheby’s with a jaw-dropping price tag of £6million.

Schumacher suffered a severe brain injury in a skiing accident in 2013, and now lives a private life in Switzerland.

In 2021, his family broke their eight-year silence on the seven-time world champion’s condition in a Netflix documentary examining his illustrious career.

His wife Corinna explained in the Netflix interview: “We’re together. We live together at home. We do therapy.

“We do everything we can to make Michael better and to make sure he’s comfortable.

“And to make him feel our family, our bond, And no matter, I will do everything I can. We all will.”

Times Newspapers LtdThe legendary driver retired from the sport in 2012[/caption]

Jam Press/Courtesy of RM SothebyOne helmet being auctioned is autographed[/caption]

GettyHis speedy car is set to be auctioned as well[/caption]

Jam Press/Courtesy of RM SothebyAlong with an autographed bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne[/caption]