Lot 115 - 2000 Tatuus Formula Renault

Ex Kimi Raikkonen Championship Win

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Auction Autosport, NEC January 2015
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Lot Number 115
Reg. Number N/A
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Year 2000

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The Tatuus company was founded by Artico Sandona in 1980 with the first cars manufactured for the 500cc and 1000cc Formula Monza championship. Founder Sandona was one of the drivers in the Formula Monza championship and Luca Melgrati won the first championship for Tatuus in 1983 in the Formula Panda Monza championship while Sandona achieved a second place in the championship; Tatuus were the team and chassis to beat and further success followed with Melgrati winning the championship again in 1985 and 1986. For the 1988 season the Italian manufacturer was contracted to build the cars for the new Formula König. The car was a tube framed, wings and slicks racecar. The first season was won by seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher.

This particular car was manufactured in 2000 and was bought by Manor Motorsport that year, who contested the British Formula Renault Championship with ex Formula One World Champion Kimi Raikkonen as their driver. He won seven out of ten events in the Formula Renault UK Championship; resulting in him winning the Championship is this very car in 2000. The car was then campaigned by Leighton Walker and retired in 2001. In 2005, the car was rebuilt by Manor Motorsport with its original engine, gearbox and monocoque. This is your chance to purchase a piece of British motor racing history with impeccable provenance of a Formula 1 Champion sitting at the wheel.


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