Max Verstappen has made a formal appeal to Ferrari Chairman John Elkann, over the possibility of owning Michael Schumacher's 2004 Formula 1 car.
The F2004 won 15 out of the 18 races during the 2004 season, in addition to 12 pole positions, and was the car that Schumacher won his seventh and final title having famously claimed 12 wins from the first 13 races.
The F2004 was the last great hurrah of the Schumacher-Jean Todt-Ross Brawn axis at Ferrari with the car lauded as one of the greatest machines in Formula 1 history alongside the McLaren MP4-4 of 1988, the Williams FW14B of 1992, Mercedes' W11 of 2020 and the RB19 with which Verstappen sealed a third title of his own in Qatar.
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Verstappen: It's an incredible car
Speaking about owning some of his F1 cars in the future, the Dutchman envisions a garage full of his championship-winning cars along with the special addition of Schumacher's F2004.
“I would like to have in my garage all the Red Bull cars with which I have won an F1 World Championship,” said Verstappen speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport.
“In addition to Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari F2004, it is an incredible car. But I don’t know how I would buy it.
“This is an appeal to John Elkann! I hope he reads this interview and maybe calls me.”
A show car version of the F2004 was put up auction and sold for €660,000 recently, however this was not a raced chassis.
His Ferrari F2001b and F2003-GA were also auctioned and sold, with the latter breaking the record for an F1 car having been sold for £11.7 million.