On January 10, 2015, at the auction of Coys Autosport to be held in Birmingham, England a very important car will go under the hammer. The Formula Renault 2000 was the first F1 car of Kimi Raikkonen. The particular Finn began his racing career at the age of 10, while five years later raced on a match in Monaco, and in 1998 won the Norwegian kart championship.
The big jump was in 2000, when he managed and won 7 of the 10 races of the British Formula Renault, with this car. The car is having the chassis of the Italian Tatuus, while it is equipped with a four-cylinder engine of Renault, producing 190 hp and a racing specification six-speed sequential Sadev gearbox. The car weighed just 560 kg (including the driver) with the power to be transfered to the rear axle via a limited slip differential.
Coys says that the car was rebuilt in 2005 from the old team of Kimi, the Manor Motorsport bringing the car to its original condition. The famous British firm expects the car to be sold for close to €65,000.