Tribute to Schumacher by Terry Lawrie
Michael Schumacher is celebrated as the most successful Formula 1 driver of all time with 91 overall victories and seven World Championships. With his release from hospital and continued recovery, artist Terry Lawrie created this stunning and one-of-a-kind 'Tribute to Schumacher'. Lawrie, a renowned automotive artist, has been exhibiting at various international motor shows, as well as at Goodwood and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
In 2014, Lawrie hand built this wireframe sculpture from 10mm steel tubing, without use of powered machinery or jigs, and it is extraordinarily accurate and detailed. The curves, swoops and wings perfectly mimic those of Michael's 2006 Ferrari 248 F1. For upmost accuracy, the team and drivers' names, sponsorship logos and the famous #5 were all precisely laser cut. The fluorescent Ferrari red paint, applied by a renowned restoration shop, highlights the distinctive aerodynamic flowing lines of the 248 F1.
RM Sotheby's will be offering this sculpture at their upcoming Monaco auction on the 12th May. Its estimated value is between €50,000 - €70,000. For more information on this piece of art and vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos ©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's.