Unique piece of F1 memorabilia to be sold at auction

A unique piece of Formula 1 memorabilia is set to go under the hammer next month.

The F1 World Drivers’ Championship trophy from 1964, won by John Surtees, will be put up for auction on April 14.

The auction is being run by Bonhams Cars and has been estimated to fall between £12,000 – £15,000 (€14,000 – €18,000).

The item will be offered at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting next month.

Surtees, who died in 2017, won his sole F1 championship with Ferrari.

The Briton won two Grands Prix during his title-winning campaign, with an additional four podiums aiding his route to the top of the standings.

Surtees bowed out of F1 with six race victories and 24 podiums and is widely recognised for being the only driver to achieve World Championship success on two and four wheels.

As well as his F1 success, Surtees enjoyed a highly commendable motorcycle career, scoring seven World Championships before his venture into F1.


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