F1 Car for Sale – 1991 Benetton B191/191B

1991-1992benettonB191-B

 

This F1 car has some great history, Micheal Schumacher’s First Podium, Nelson Piquet’s last F1 drive and Martin Brundle’s first Benetton drive. I think the estimate on this one might be a bit low at £180,000 – 230,000.

From the listing for this 1991 Benetton F1 car for sale:

The Ex-Michael Schumacher, Nelson Piquet, Martin Brundle
1991-1992 Benetton-Ford B191/191B Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater
Chassis no. B191B-06

Three-times Formula 1 World Champion Driver Nelson Piquet completed his last Grand Prix race in it, in the Australian round on the beautiful Adelaide street and parkland circuit at the end of the 1991 season. Present-day Formula 1 TV commentator and highly-respected pundit Martin Brundle drove this self-same car upon his Benetton team debut in the 1992 South African GP, and the great seven-times Formula 1 World Champion Driver Michael Schumacher scored the very first ‘podium’ finish of his glittering pinnacle-level career using this car, in the 1992 Mexican Grand Prix at Mexico City.

From Wikipedia:

The Benetton B191 was a Formula One racing car with which the Benetton team competed in the 1991 Formula One season and at the beginning of 1992. Designed by John Barnard and Mike Coughlan, the car made its debut at the 1991 San Marino Grand Prix, driven by three-time World Drivers’ Champion Nelson Piquet and Roberto Moreno. The B191 was powered by the Ford HBA5 V8 engine in an exclusive deal with Ford, and ran on Pirelli tyres. Following the Belgian Grand Prix the team replaced Moreno with German newcomer Michael Schumacher.

Nelson Piquet gave the B191 its only win at the 1991 Canadian Grand Prix after Nigel Mansell’s leading Williams-Renault suffered electrical failure less than half a lap from the finish gifting Piquet the last win of his Formula One career.

The car was pressed into service for the first three races of the 1992 season with small upgrades to bodywork and suspension. This car was dubbed the B191B. Schumacher remained with the team while Martin Brundle replaced the retiring Nelson Piquet in the team’s second car.

Listed for sale with https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23591/

Price: Auction Estimate £180,000 – 230,000 / €220,000 – 280,000

For more information visit listing

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