Lewis Hamilton’s first Mercedes-AMG F1 car for sale

Race-winning 2013 Silver Arrow with 610kW V8 up for grabs

Lewis Hamilton’s first Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 car for sale

A RACE-WINNING Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 car driven by Lewis Hamilton is up for sale, and ready to scare the living daylights out of an extremely rich buyer.

It is advertised with no price guide through the prestigious All Time Stars dealership, based at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart.

This Silver Arrow is a W04 chassis, raced at 14 of the 19 rounds in the 2013 season where it managed five pole positions and four podium finishes at the hands of Hamilton, including a win at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

It was built for the last season of Formula 1’s V8 era and remains powered by a 2.4-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine producing 610kW, according to the Mercedes-Benz Classic listing.

Though Sebastian Vettel won the championship in 2013, this particular car was the first to be raced by Hamilton for the works Mercedes team. Formula 1 switched to the current V6 hybrid power units in 2014, which is when Merc’s domination of the sport truly took hold.

The W04 did away with its predecessor’s stepped nose-cone design, covering it up with a vanity panel for a minor aerodynamic advantage and less ugliness.

Other changes for the 2013 season included a new five-element front wing design, and a second-generation Coanda exhaust. Thrust arm suspension at the front and strut rod suspension at the rear were dialled in to optimise tyre life and performance.

Mercedes-Benz kindly points out in the advert that the car is not roadworthy, and does not come with a sunroof, central locking, seat heating, air conditioning, ABS, or airbags, and that it has just one previous owner.

As for that price? If you have to ask…


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