The racing car is one of RM Sotheby’s iconic treasures which will be auctioned at the Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend.
October 16, 2023: The upcoming auction by RM Sotheby’s and Wynn Las Vegas promises to be a blockbuster event. It will unveil an extraordinary collection of game memorabilia to captivate bidders and discerning enthusiasts of both motorsport and American football. An exceptional and momentous gathering is anticipated at the auction scheduled for November 17 at the Grand Awakening Theater within the resort.
The star attraction, however, is Lewis Hamilton's 2013 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W04, the very car that propelled the legendary Formula 1 driver to his maiden victory for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team.
Sir Lewis Hamilton, one of the titans in Formula 1 history, has left an indelible mark on the sport, driving pivotal changes. The 2013 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W04, is an emblem that symbolizes the champion’s inaugural victory for Mercedes and the dawn of an era that would define Formula 1. Mr. Hamilton's triumph in the W04 marked the genesis of a transformative dynasty, reshaping not only Mercedes but also the entire landscape of Formula 1. This victory was a resounding declaration to competitors, signifying Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team's unwavering commitment to excellence.
Furthermore, a thrilling NFL game memorabilia will also highlight the line-up. A game jersey donned by the legendary NFL giant, Tom Brady, with an estimated value between $1.5 to $2.5 million. This iconic jersey witnessed the pinnacle of his illustrious career, having been worn by the seven-time Super Bowl champion during his final Finals Game against the Dallas Cowboys. This white home jersey bears his signature and the iconic number 12. As a three-time 1st-Team All-Pro selection and a three-time AP MVP, Mr. Brady's legacy is firmly established. His consistency, and ability to perform in high-pressure situations have solidified his legendary status, and is regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks in football history.
With such remarkable collectibles, it would be entirely understandable if both items surpassed their estimated valuations.
- By Pritha Debroy