Hamilton's 2010 McLaren MP4-25A welcomes new owner

Lewis Hamilton's race winning McLaren MP4-25A from 2010 went under the hammer yesterday at Silverstone and found a new owner for a hefty £4,836,000 or approximately $6,658,000!

A McLaren F1 car offered for sale is a rare event, regardless of the machine's year or pedigree, and very few modern models exist in private ownership.

To mark the unique opportunity to own a prestigious piece of Hamilton and McLaren history, RM Sotheby's conducted the auction right after sprint qualifying while the car was being driven in anger out on the track!

Chassis #1 was raced in 2010 by both Hamilton and teammate Jenson Button, and won the Turkish Grand Prix in the hands of the seven-time world champion.

Client confidentiality obviously precluded RM Sotheby's from revealing the identity of the buyer. Hopefully he was present at Silverstone yesterday to enjoy the screeching howling of the 2.4 litre naturally aspirated Mercedes V8 engine.