The International Automobile Federation (FIA) and RM Sotheby’s will hold an online auction, all proceeds of which will go to the World Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to combat COVID-19.
Bidding will open on June 15 and will last until June 22. Among the lots are racing overalls worn by six-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, 1996 champion Damon Hill, Ferrari racer Charles Lecler, nine-time Le Mans 24-hour winner Tom Christensen and other pilots, the opportunity to practice on a Ferrari simulator for one day. As well as a real Formula 1 car.
Specifically, this car never went to the start of the Grand Prix. The TF109-01 chassis was used for tests before the 2009 season and was later transferred to Pirelli for tire tests in 2010-2011. Therefore, the car lost its original livery and wears the logos of the Italian company. The Toyota TF109 has a 2.4-liter V8 engine, mileage – about 30 thousand kilometers.
The 2009 season was the last for Toyota in Formula 1. That year, Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock finished five times in the top 3, the team finished the season in fifth place in the Design Cup.