The last Toyota car from Formula 1 will be sent to fight against coronavirusJune 3, 2020
In addition to the car, pilot overalls will be sold at auction
As part of the assistance in the fight against COVID-19, the International Automobile Federation and the auction house RM Sotheby’s will conduct charity online auctions. They will sell the ammunition of the riders, as well as the last Toyota car for the Formula 1 championship.
The Toyota TF109-01, which will be presented at auction, has never participated in races. The car was used for test races before the 2009 season, which was the last for the Japanese brand in Formula 1. After that, the car was handed over to Pirelli for tire testing, in connection with which the brand logos of the Italian brand were applied to the car.
A car with a mileage of 30,000 kilometers is equipped with a 2.4-liter V8 engine that produces 700 horsepower.
In addition, during the bidding it will be possible to purchase racing suits of the six-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton, the winner of the 1996 season, Damon Hill, as well as the nine-time winner of the 24-hour Le Mans race Tom Christensen and other pilots. In addition, the auction will have the opportunity to buy one day of classes on a professional Ferrari simulator.
Charity auction will be held from June 15 to June 22 inclusive. All proceeds will be sent to the funds of the international Red Cross and Red Crescent movements to help combat the coronavirus epidemic.
At the end of April, the legendary cars of the characters of the films “Back to the Future” put up for auction at the Bring a Trailer auction. You could buy a DeLorean DMC-12 coupe and a Toyota Xtra Cab SR5 pickup along with the attributes that were used to create the films.
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