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#1 Jimisgod

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:04

Short question, which drivers own their old F1 cars. Or any old F1 cars for that matter.

Read that Schumacher the greater has most of his old cars at his museum (?) but wondered who else has theirs? McLaren has held onto all theirs since Dennis took over in around 1980, hasn't it?

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#2 Jackmancer

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:08

I know Ralf also has a BMW Williams

#3 ArkZ

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:46

I heard somewhere that Alonso has most if not all of his cars, I guess fans asked him once.

#4 Peter Perfect

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:55

DC's got 3 of his - http://www.dcmuseum.co.uk

#5 bourbon

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:07

Sebastian Vettel has his 2010 and 2011. Not sure about 2012.

#6 DrProzac

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:11

Didn't Heidfeld get a 2008 BMW Sauber?

#7 TigersWood

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:20

Alonso has his two Renaults that made him champion. And next year he will have a Ferrari with them.

#8 SpartanChas

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:29

Button has his BGP-001

#9 rm111

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 15:17

Button has his BGP-001

Didn't Brawn try to fob him off with some other older car just with the BGP-100 livery?

#10 JeePee

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 15:25

I thought Montoya had a Williams at home.

#11 onewingedangel

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 15:26

Didn't Brawn try to fob him off with some other older car just with the BGP-100 livery?


IIRC Button owns one of the chassis Reubens raced - with there being 3 BGP001 chassis, MGP have retained the one chassis Button ran through the year and the other Rubens run chassis. They proposed to build up another chassis to give to Button rather than giving him a genuine race car, but they eventually gave him one of the genuine chassis - but not his title winning chassis.

#12 Tombu

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 16:08

Kimi has at least one Mac, saw it in 2006. Looked like MP4-17. Apparently without engine though.

#13 kosmos

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 16:59

As far as I know, Alonso has everything, from karting to F1. Also almost all the helmets from his rivals.

#14 SPBHM

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 17:24

I think Massa owns a Sauber.

#15 whitewaterMkII

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 17:28

Montoyas garage...


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#16 Rybo

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 20:53

As far as I know, Alonso has everything, from karting to F1. Also almost all the helmets from his rivals.


I believe Hamilton has a couple of helmets as well, and Seb keeps everything from boots and race suits to his cars.

#17 BRG

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 22:27

Pretty sure that Jody Scheckter has a collection of his old cars.

#18 nissan_gtp

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 22:36

Montoyas garage...


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nice :smoking:

#19 F1ultimate

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 22:40

Kimi has at least one Mac, saw it in 2006. Looked like MP4-17. Apparently without engine though.


I'm surprised to hear that compulsive possessive Ron Dennis even give a real car away???

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#20 ClubmanGT

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:13

Juha has an amazing collection.

http://www.insidelin...a-lifetime.html

Edited by ClubmanGT, 26 December 2012 - 01:34.


#21 wepmob2000

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:43

Pretty sure that Jody Scheckter has a collection of his old cars.


He sure does, a beautiful collection that I've been lucky enough to see, and I'll post a picture or two of his Wolf WR1 and Ferrari 312T4 when I can find them. He's now got most of his favourite cars, hence no Tyrrell P34....! This months Motorsport has a great article on his collection. Pretty sure Nigel Mansell's got one or two of his cars too.


Edited by wepmob2000, 26 December 2012 - 05:44.


#22 brabham bt50

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:39

In Nelson Piquet his house, there used to hang his 1987 Williama-Honda F1 car in which he won the Worldchampionship ( his 3rd ) on the wall !!!!
Have seen once a photo of it.

#23 W154

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:38

I'm surprised to hear that compulsive possessive Ron Dennis even give a real car away???

Another car that Ronzo didn't get was an M5A driven by Jo Bonnier. This was" powered " by a BRM engine. After yet another BRM engine failure Jo decided the best place for the car was bolted to a wall in his house. Good move Jo.
I think I have also seen a photo of Steve McQueen standing in front of a Gulf 908 bolted to a wall in his house.

#24 Juan Kerr

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:07

DC's got 3 of his - http://www.dcmuseum.co.uk

I don't know what's harder, driving an F1 car or trying to click a link on that site? Maybe it's because I'm using Chrome. Never knew that existed though. :)

#25 fullthrottle

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:21

I'm surprised to hear that compulsive possessive Ron Dennis even give a real car away???


I saw a picture of Kimi's old Mac hang on the ceiling of his garage :drunk: