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Parts from BRM cars will go under the hammer

The Lotus and Williams car panels that will be up for auction at Bourne Auction Rooms

The Lotus and Williams car panels that will be up for auction at Bourne Auction Rooms

Parts from F1 cars driven by veteran racing drivers Rubens Barrichello and three times world champion Nelson Piquet will go under the hammer on Wednesday.

The memorabilia will be auctioned at Bourne Auction Rooms in Spalding Road, which is based in the workshops of former racing team BRM.

Lot 24 is an airduct intake panel from a 1989 Camel Team Lotus F1 car, driven by Nelson Piquet. The panel is unique as the Lotus team only ran one Lamborghini engine during the season and this panel will only fit that car. It was discovered during a house clearance and belonged to a former Lotus employee.

Lot 11 is an airduct intake panel from the Williams FW33. This car that was developed for the 2011 Formula One racing season and was driven by teammates Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado.

Saleroom manager Alastair McPhie-Meiklejon said: “There is a growing interest in sports memorabilia; interesting bits, unique parts on a car that was raced or anything with a piece of history.

“I’ve seen used tyres from Formula One cars sell for thousands, to be converted into coffee tables. It’s seen as pretty cool to own something that has been driven around a famous racing circuit at speeds in excess of 200mph.

“I’m expecting a lot of interest in the Lotus panel especially.”

The items go under the hammer at the Bourne Auction Rooms on Wednesday. The full sale catalogue can be viewed online at www.goldingyoung.com.

The Bourne Auction Rooms is now accepting items for its auction on February 19. Free valuations take place at the auction rooms every Friday between 9am and 1pm or call 01778 422686.

 

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