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Julien’s Auctions Announces Historic Collection of Formula One Racing Memorabilia at Auction in London

The Collection Features the Unique and Extraordinary — From Race Worn Firesuits to Exhausts and Intake Valves

June 9-10, 2017 – The Mall Galleries

Felipe Massa firesuit

London, England – May 26, 2017 – Julien’s Auctions, the world record breaking auction house to the stars, has announced the Formula One Legends auction to take place in London at The Mall Galleries on June 9th, 2017. The auction represents the largest collection of Formula One memorabilia ever to be offered by Julien’s Auctions allowing collectors and fans the opportunity to bid on everything from the unexpected and interesting, like race worn firesuits, championship race used exhaust banks, valves, wheels and more.

Michael Schumacher signed helmet

Formula One racing is the most technologically advanced, competitive and dangerous auto racing sport in the world. It is the fastest form of motor sport with roots in the European Grand Prix Motor Racing of the 1920s and 1930s. It takes approximately 80,000 components to make an F1 racing car with an average cost of $6.8 million per vehicle. Components, like those being offered by Julien’s Auctions, were built to be indestructible. Even Formula One helmets are designed to withstand 800 degree flames for a minimum of 45 seconds, to pass the test of being cleared to be worn by a Formula One race car driver.

Sebastian Vettel race used wheel

The Formula One Legends auction will offer very unique and historical items at the June 9th auction. The over 230 items include artifacts that played an important role in some of the most memorable Formula One racing moments in history.

Ayrton Senna signed belt display

Popular Formula One drivers represented in the auction include Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Felipe Massa, Adrian Sutil, Valterri Bottas, Pastor Maldonado, Bruno Senna, Rubens Barrichello, Nico Holkenberg, Nico Rosberg, Kazuki Nakajima, Alexander Wurz, Sebastian Vettel, James Hunt, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Jacques Villeneuve, Mika Hakkinen, Philippe Allot, Narain Karthikeyan and the F1 Williams pit crew and more.

Race exhaust bank

Highlights include a Rubens Barrichello 2011 F1 Race Worn Williams firesuit (Estimate: $2,500-$3,500); a 2010 Williams F1 race used front wing assembly (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a Nico Rosberg F1 race worn glove display (Estimate: $600-$800); a 2005 Williams F1 race used large engine cover (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000); a Michael Schumacher signed Mercedes helmet (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing F1 race used wheel championship season FR (Estimate: $1,000-$1,500); 2006 Red Bull Racing RB2 Race used Ferrari steering wheel electronics (Estimate: $1,000-$1,500); a Philippe Allot 1994 McLaren F1 MP4/9 carbon fiber cockpit frame (Estimate: $400-$600); an Ayrton Senna signed 1984 used seat belt display (Estimate: $3,000-$4,000); an Ayrton Senna signed helmet (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000); a 2005/2006 Mark Webber race used seat (Estimate: $700-$900); a 1997 Williams-Renault F1 FW19 engine cover from Jacques Villeneuve winning season (Estimate: $8,000-$12,000); a Michael Schumacher Ferrari F1 sidepod entry (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a Rubens Barrichello 2002 Ferrari race worn firesuit (Estimate: $3,000-$4,000); a Nico Rosberg 2006 F1 race worn Williams firesuit (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a Valtteri Bottas 2014 Williams F1 race worn Puma boots (Estimate: $700-$900); Mark Webber F1 race worn gloves (Estimate: $500-$700) and much more.

2006 Red Bull steering wheel electronics
Bottas Puma boots

“Formula One Racing represents speed, technical excellence and precision needed to win the fastest form of motor sports in the world,” said Darren Julien, President & CEO of Julien’s Auctions. “I am very excited about our upcoming Formula One Legends auction in London as it offers some of the most interesting items from the F1 racing world that provide a storyline to the most famous drivers and their historical moments on the track.”

Schumacher intake display

Formula One is the highest class of single-seat auto racing sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile. The FIA Formula One World Championship has been the premier form of racing since its inaugural season in 1950, although Formula One races were regularly held until 1983. The “formula” designated in the name refers to a set of rules to which all participants’ cars must conform. The F1 season consists of a series of races known as Grand Prixs, held worldwide on purpose-built F1 circuits and public roads.

Julien’s Auctions will also host “Football Legends Featuring the Collection of Bernhard L. Lacroix” and “Sports Legends” over the two-day auction in London on June 9-10, 2017.

PUBLIC EXHIBITION AND
LIVE AUCTION LOCATION

Mall Galleries
The Mall
St. James's
London SW1
United Kingdom

JULIEN'S AUCTIONS PUBLIC EXHIBITION DATES
Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 9, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. BST

LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Friday, June 9, 2017
FORMULA ONE LEGENDS

Session I: 10:00 a.m. BST, Lots 1-239
SPORTS LEGENDS
Session II:  2:00 p.m. BST, Lots 240-452

Saturday, June 10, 2017
FOOTBALL LEGENDS
FEATURING
THE COLLECTION OF BERNHARD L. LACROIX

Session III: 10:00 a.m. BST, Lots 453-742
Session IV:  2:00 p.m. BST, Lots 743-1018

For inquiries, please email info@juliensauctions.com or call 310-836-1818.

Registering to Bid
Registration is required to bid in this live auction and can be done in person at the exhibition and auction, or online before the sale at the JuliensAuctions.com Registration page to bid by phone, proxy or in person, or online at JuliensLive.com to bid live online, or by calling (310) 836-1818.

Placing Bids
There are four ways to bid in this sale:

  1. Bid through Julien's Auctions Online Live in Real Time at JuliensLive.com.
  2. Bid over the telephone through an auction house representative.
  3. Submit a bid in person at the Julien's Los Angeles Gallery.
  4. Enter Absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are printed in the back of each catalogue, and are also available by calling Julien's Auctions or online www.juliensauctions.com.

About Julien's Auctions
Julien's Auctions is the world record-breaking auction house to the stars. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien's Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, sports and art markets. Julien's Auctions has received international recognition for its unique and innovative auction events which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world. Julien's Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Bob Hope, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix and many more. In 2016, Julien's Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world's most expensive dress ever sold at auction, The Marilyn Monroe "Happy Birthday Mr. President" dress which sold for $4.81 million. Julien's Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson's white glove which sold for $480,000 making it the most expensive glove ever sold at auction. Based in Los Angeles, Julien's Auctions has a global presence bringing their auctions and exhibitions to targeted destinations worldwide including London, New York, Las Vegas, Japan and China. Live auctions are presented for bidders on-site and online via live streaming video and mobile technology. For more information, go to www.juliensauctions.com. Connect with Julien’s Auctions at www.facebook.com/JuliensAuctions or www.twitter.com/JuliensAuctions or www.instagram.com/juliens_auctions.

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