In recent years, the wealthiest fans of the Formula 1 they came across various historical jewels for sale. From cars of Lewis hamilton, up to ToroRosso of the 2018 season. This week, it was learned that another luxurious car will be for sale, and its former owner has a more than illustrious name in the sport: Niki Lauda.
This Tuesday, the Fiskens sales portal, which specializes in historic cars, put a Mclaren MP4 / 1B-6. The name may be difficult to place in history, but it is the car from 1982. In that year, Lauda was racing again after some years ‘retired’ from the activity. So far, the price has not been made official, but it is expected to be quite expensive.
This car made history in Formula 1. The engineer John bernard He was the one who completely designed this car, which was the first in the history of the category to be manufactured with Carbon Fiber in its entirety. Although the year before its debut, regulations already allowed cars to have fiber, this was the first to fully implement it.
Lauda achieved his third and final title with this car, in the 1984 season. In addition, in recent years, the car continued to be used. The FIA it organized historic Formula 1 championships, and the MP4 / 1B-6 achieved several victories. This confirms that despite the years, the car remains intact and its buyer can accelerate as Lauda would have done in his glory years.
Lauda achieved two victories in the season in which this car debuted in Formula 1, in 1982. The first one was in the United States Grand Prix, while the other was in the Grand Prix of Great Britain. The Austrian finished in fifth position that World Cup, which was in the hands of Keke Rosberg.
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