Schumacher gets to keep 2012 MGP W03 for collection

Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W03. Formula One World Championship, Rd15, Japanese Grand Prix, Practice, Suzuka, Japan, Friday 5 October 2012.Oct.28 (GMM) After contesting his 309th grand prix in Brazil late next month and going into permanent retirement from Formula One, Michael Schumacher will keep his ‘Silberpfeil’.

Bild am Sonntag newspaper said that Mercedes will give the W03 ‘Silver Arrow’ to the great seven time world champion as a parting gift, before he makes room at the team for Lewis Hamilton in 2013.

The German newspaper said the ‘step nose’ single seater is worth about EUR 1 million.

Asked which Mercedes he would choose for his private collection, Schumacher answered: “Definitely the one for Monaco.”

He is referring to the car in which he topped qualifying earlier this year, even though he did not actually start the race from pole due to a grid penalty.

But doesn’t he think Mercedes’ 2012 car is too ugly for his prized and priceless collection?

Schumacher admits: “Visually, because of the bend in the nose, it does take some getting used to!”

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  • Disgusted with 2012

    Actually, from what I heard, there is a special ceremony planned where Micheal will burn the W03 to the ground with a blow torch. The remains are to be be spread over the floor of his horse barn, where it will be blended with fresh deposits in a special tribute to the stinking pile that snuffed the life out of the 7 time champion’s career once and for all. Prior plans to offer the delivery crew a few marks to dump it in a field somewhere were scuttled due to environmental concerns. In related news, reports of the $1M valuation, have been exposed as inflated – by about $999,999.

  • Merc suks

    He wanted it so in his private time he can smash it! Regretting that joining merc was the biggest mistake of his life and merc sucks!