Kimi Räikkönen’s 2002-3 McLaren F1 Car Is Going Up For Auction

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There is an amazing opportunity for car enthusiasts and for people who like to keep up with the developments in the automobile industry, specifically motorsports. Chances are that you already know about the capabilities of the car, since it competed in Formula 1.

If you know about Formula 1 then Kimi Räikkönen is a name that needs no introduction to you. He has earned an awe-inspiring career for himself within the last two decades and has a World Championship title to his name. He recently announced that he will be retiring at the end of the 2021 season and now you can purchase a piece of his racing history by bidding for his 2002-2003 McLaren which will happen in an auction by the end of this week.

The MP4-17 is the car that was launched in 2002. The chassis number, MP4-17A-06, was used as a spare car for the first three races of the season. Later, it was launched at the Grand Prix of Europe, where Räikkönen took third spot on the podium. After an engine failure at the British GP, Räikkönen bounced back and raced in this car to finish second at the French Grand Prix.

Kimi Räikkönen's 2002 McLaren MP4 17D race car

The car is was designed by F1 legend Adrian Newey, Mike Coughlan, Neil Oatley, and Peter Prodromou. It has a 3.0-liter Mercedes-Benz FO110M V-10 engine capable of generating 845 horsepower at 18,500 RPM. It features a seven-speed longitudinal automatic sequential gearbox that was designed by McLaren and electronics designed by TAG. The car has Enkei wheels, having the original West livery with Michelin tires, and has Hitco brake discs and AP Racing brake calipers, the listing said.

The range of the financial compensation earned lies between 2 and 2.5 million Swiss francs (US$ 2.1 – 2.7 million) to the auction house and it will be done on September 17.

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