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A replica of Jacques Villeneuve’s Williams sold at auction
On October 26, 1997, Jacques Villeneuve won the Formula 1 Championship, right under the nose of his fierce opponent and enemy on the track, Michael Schumacher.

This great victory marked the imagination of many people because a first Canadian was then crowned F1 champion, moreover following an unhealthy manoeuvre by the one who was going to become seven times world champion.

25 years later, this historic triumph is still remembered, and in order to celebrate it properly, a replica of the Williams FW19 has been designed and put up for auction.

F1 Authentics presents this superb show car, which has original bodywork, including the nose, front wing, floor, hood and rear wing tip.

The car is also equipped with real wheels, brake discs, calipers, pedals and the original steering wheel. It has a lot of original parts that this car used during the Villeneuve championship in 1997.

On the other hand, this car that was placed at auction does not have a gearbox or engine, which nevertheless makes it an incredible collector’s item for exhibitions.

The highest bid when the auction closed was 111,500 euros (151,467 in Canadian dollars).

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