, 2022-12-21 18:35:28,
The previous-generation Honda Civic Type R driven by the two-time Formula One world champion as a daily runabout, then sold for charity, has been auctioned a second time.
A Honda Civic hatchback used by Formula One ace Max Verstappen as his daily driver during his first world championship winning season in 2021 has sold for €75,000 ($119,000).
Verstappen made an immediate impact in Formula One racing as a 17-year-old in 2015 with two fourth-place finishes and became the youngest F1 winner in 2016 when he claimed the Spanish Grand Prix with the Red Bull Formula One Racing Team at the age of 18.
Although he also has homes in Monaco and Belgium, Verstappen races with a Dutch motorsport license and used the Honda Civic Type R hot hatch as his road car in Holland, covering 58,000 kilometres before selling it at the end of 2021 to raise money for Wings for Life, the official charity of the Red Bull Formula One Racing team.
The car was sold with his signature on the dashboard and bootlid.
Now the car’s second owner has sold it – after only covering about 500 kilometres – at the Catawiki online auction site.
Meantime, Verstappen has been upgraded to a Honda NSX Type S – a gift from Honda in Japan for claiming his second world title using the company’s engines.
He hot-lapped the NSX S hybrid supercar, one of only 350 built, at Honda’s Motegi race circuit after the presentation by Honda chairman Seiji Kuraishi and Honda Racing president Koji…
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