Michael Schumacher's Monaco-winning Ferrari coming to auction

F1 fans have the chance to own a Ferrari driven to Grand Prix glory by Michael Schumacher.

Schumacher piloted the F2001 car to victory at Monaco and Hungary on his way to securing the 2001 Formula One championship.

He won the title that year by a mammoth 58 points from David Coulthard, and also helped Ferrari to the season's constructors' championship.

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Schumacher en route to victory at Monaco in 2001 - image: Sotheby's / LAT Images

It was Schuey's fourth of seven world championships and the second of five consecutive titles between 2000 and 2004.

The car is expected to surpass $4m when it appears among the unlikely environs of Sotheby's art sale in New York on November 16.

A Ferrari F1 car that Schumacher drove during the 2000 season auctioned for $1m in 2012.

Schumacher piloted the F1-2000 at that year's Austrian Grand Prix, but retired after just one lap following a collision.

The greater importance of the present vehicle should insure a stronger price.

Schumacher remains in care at his home in Switzerland following a brain injury suffered while skiing in 2013. His condition is unknown.

"The opportunity to acquire a Ferrari Formula 1 car that has been driven by Michael Schumacher does not arise often," explains Sotheby's.

"A race-winning example is truly special, but a car that won two Grand Prixes and led the greatest Formula 1 driver and the most successful Formula 1 manufacturer to two World Championship titles is nothing short of sensational."

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