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Michael Schumacher's 2001 Monaco GP winning car is up for sale at a ridiculous price

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In the history of Formula One, few have been greater than the legendary Michael Schumacher.

The likes of Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel have all been brilliant in the modern era but to put it simply, they are not at the level of the German driver.

Only Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna can lay claim to being at Schumacher's level, with the German virtually dominating the sport in the late 1990's and 2000's.

He won no fewer than seven World Championships with five of those coming in succession and he also holds the record for the most Grand Prix wins in the history of the sport with 92.

Due to his sheer brilliance on the track, Schumacher still commands a pretty big fan following despite announcing his retirement back in 2012.

Fans have been desperate to get their hands on any memorabilia from the German driver and now, one of his most famous cars is going up for sale.

Schumacher's 2001 Monaco Grand Prix winning Ferrari F2001 will be held at a Sotheby's New York 'Contemporary Fine Art auction, the first time a car has been sold at the event.

However, anyone thinking they can get their hands on it may be left feeling defeated as it is available for a truly astronomical price.

The vehicle will have a starting price of $4 million, according to Motorsport Magazine.

Yeah, that's right, so pretty much the entire human population can be counted of getting their hands on a legendary piece of F1 history.

With Schumacher's car being sold, fans will also be happy to know that the German driver is supposedly doing well after his horrific skiing accident in 2013.

He was put into a six-month coma and will not return to full health.

However Ferrari technical head Ross Brawn delivered some positive news when talking to BBC Sport.

"There are encouraging signs and we are all praying every day that we see more of them... All I would say is there is a lot of speculation about Michael's condition. Most of it is wrong and we just pray and hope every day that we continue to see some progress and that one day we can see Michael out and about and recovered from his terrible injuries."

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