Michael Schumacher’s 1992 Benetton-Ford F1 Race Car Up for Sale

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Own a piece of Formula 1 history by investing in the race car that kick-started Schumacher’s legendary career.

He may not have had the best of starts to the 2012 Formula 1 season, but Michael Schumacher has had a glittering career. "Statistically [he's] the greatest driver the sport has ever seen," according to the official F1 website with seven driver's championships, the most race victories, fastest laps, pole positions, points scored and most races won in a single season. The living legend's success can be tracked back to when he joined the Benetton-Ford race team in 1991.

The following year, Schumacher earned his maiden podium finish and victory, making 2012 the 20th anniversary of these landmark events. Racing fans can now own a piece of F1 history as the 1992 Benetton F1 car is available for sale with race car restoration experts Hall & Hall in Lincolnshire, UK. The Benetton B192 racing car, driven by both Michael Schumacher and Martin Brundle, boasted a nimble chassis and demonstrated awesome pace despite having a less powerful 3.5-liter Ford V8 without traction control, ABS, and computer driving aids.

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Designed by Ross Braun and Rory Byrne, it also features a carbon-fiber monocoque, double-wishbone push road suspension and extensive carbon-fiber, and formed the foundation of later Benetton cars. The car is ready to run, with price given upon request only. Here's hoping the 'rain king' will get a nostalgic twinge and buy it to hang on his wall as a memento of his greatness.

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