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Schumacher's Championship Winning Benetton B194 Heading to Auction

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Schumacher's Championship Winning Benetton B194 Heading to Auction

Michael Schumacher dominated an era of Formula 1. He won back-to-back championships with BenettonBenettonBenettonUnited Kingdom, 1985 > 200112 models
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in 1994 and 1995 and moved to Ferrari in 1996 to win more consecutive championships from 2000 to 2004. COYS is sending the Benetton B194 that Schumacher won the '94 championship in will go to auction at the Nürburgring on August 10 from COYS.

The B194B194Benetton B194United Kingdom, 1994 > 19941 photo
is powered by a 3.5-liter FordFordFordUnited States of America, 1903 > present92 models
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/Cosworth V8 and was the first year that Formula 1 banned active suspension. There was controversy around the car when it was racing because the FIA investigated and found that there was a launch control system buried in its ECU programming. 

Schumacher won eight races that season and scored two other podiums. He won the championship with 92 points, one point more than Damon Hill at WilliamsWilliamsWilliamsUnited Kingdom, 1977 > present37 models
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This particular example was on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2003 and 2004.

The car comes with a Pi dashboard data acquisition system, all of the equipment needed to run the car, a spare set of wheels, assorted spares and paperwork covering the car's history and recent track preparation.

“This is a stunning and fine handling racing car. B191 05 represents a highly important piece of both Benetton and Michael Schumacher’s history. It is an opportunity not to be missed," said Chris Routledge, Managing Director of COYS.

The auction house does not have an estimate for how much the car will sell for.

Other highlights will be a 1938 BMWBMWBMWGermany, 1918 > present87 models
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/AFM 328328BMW 328Germany, 1936 > 19404 photos
Roadster and a Lancia ApriliaApriliaLancia ApriliaItaly, 1937 > 19492 versions
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Riva Spider. The BMW is an interesting relic of post-war racing. After World War 2, German engineer Alex von Falkenhausen began tuning pre-war BMW 328 sports cars with his own modifications. In 1953, Günther Bechem and Hans Stuck bought two and raced them Nürburgring German Grand Prix against contemporary F1 cars. Both retired, but they were competing against cars 15 years newer. 

The Lancia is another unique car. While it looks like a car from the 50s, it was actually commissioned by Carrozzeria Riva in the 80s but used a leftover Aprilia chassis from the original period. The body was made using original factory drawings. Power is from a period-correct Aprilia engine. 





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