Hamilton's winning 2010 McLaren up for auction

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Hamilton's winning 2010 McLaren up for auction

Modern McLaren F1 cars hitting the auction market are a rarity in this day and age, but Lewis Hamilton's 2010 Turkish GP winning MP4-25A will go under the hammer this summer at Silverstone.

RM Sotheby's will reportedly auction the precious machine at the British Grand Prix in July, with the MP4-25A – chassis #1 – also set to be driven in anger at Silverstone during a series of demo laps conducted over the race weekend.

"The availability of this particular example, Chassis no. 1 is an unrepeatable opportunity given the model’s scarcity," states RM Sotheby's. "While client confidentiality precludes disclosing exactly how many cars exist in private ownership, its believed to be only a scarce few.

"As such these examples remain highly coveted and largely in private hands, unlikely to be sold in the near future.

"Furthermore, the McLaren Mercedes represents a car that can still be track driven and supported by the original factory teams as part of individual Heritage departments."

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Hamilton's McLaren MP4-25A is estimated to be worth between $5m and $7m, but well-heeled and passionate collectors could obviously drive the item's value way north of the auction house's first appraisal.

However, two years ago, Ayrton Senna's final Monaco-winning McLaren MP4/8A – arguably an even more valuable piece of F1 history - was sold by Bonhams for $5m, one of the highest prices ever paid for a modern F1 car.

The buyer? One Bernard Charles Ecclestone.

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Williams reserve driver Jack Aitken will return to the FIA Formula 2 Championship this weekend in Monaco with HWA Racelab, a call-up that will also include an outing with the German outfit in Baku.

Aitken will sub for Matteo Nannini who will focus exclusively on his Formula 3 efforts HWA after initially planning to run in both F2 and F3 this season.

Aitken, who will race at HWA alongside Alessio Deledda, first competed in F2 with ART Grand Prix in 2018 before undertaking two seasons in the junior series with Campos Racing, and P5 in 2019 his best championship position.

"I was surprised but also very honoured that HWA asked me to support the team in Monaco and Baku," said Aitken.

"They are two of my favourite circuits and it is going to be a real pleasure! I know HWA from races in the past, in which we have competed against each other.

"I have always been aware of their high standard. I am looking forward to returning to Formula 2 and working with HWA, in order to get the absolute maximum out of the two weekends."

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HWA team boss Thomas Strick added: "We are delighted to have acquired such a talented driver as Jack. With his wealth of experience in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, he is sure to be a great help to us.

"In the case of Matteo, we will be focussing on the FIA Formula 3 Championship for the rest of the season. He has already shown his potential in that series at the start of the season.

"We now want to develop that potential and offer Matteo the best possible support on the rest of his career path.

"It is now important for him to continuously develop with regular successes. We feel this is the right step to sustainably develop and support him in the current phase of his promising career."

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