Two vehicles associated with Formula 1 champions Fernando Alonso and Max Verstappen go up for auction

Fernando Alonso and his connection to Formula 1 is embodied in the Renault R24, the car he piloted during the 2004 season, which is set to be auctioned. Specifically, the R24-07 chassis, representing the final iteration of Renault’s challenger, will be available for bidding on February 2nd in Paris. Alonso notably raced this vehicle in the Chinese, Japanese, and Brazilian Grands Prix.

During these races, Alonso secured a fourth-place finish in both China and Brazil, with a fifth-place achievement at the 2004 Japanese Grand Prix.

The Renault R24, exhibited in its original Mild Seven/Telefónica yellow and blue livery and equipped with the authentic steering wheel, will commence bidding with an undisclosed starting price from Fernando Alonso.

Meanwhile, in a philanthropic gesture, the 2021 World Champion, Max Verstappen, is putting up his Honda Civic Type R for sale. This offering is intended to support the Wings for Life charity, co-founded by Red Bull’s Dietrich Mateschitz. Verstappen’s custom-designed Civic Type R, symbolic of his previous F1 race number, bears a sale price of €33,333 and will be available for purchase on December 23rd.

Verstappen employed this personalized vehicle as his means of transportation to F1 circuits across the globe. He expressed his satisfaction with the charitable initiative, stating, “I am very pleased to have been able to sell my car for such a good cause as Wings for Life. I hope the new owner enjoys the car as much as I have,” as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.

In a departure from his usual number 33, Verstappen will race under the number one during the 2022 season to commemorate his Drivers’ Championship victory in 2021. The last instance of the number one being used in Formula 1 dates back to 2014 when Sebastian Vettel, also driving for Red Bull, adopted the numeral.

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