The rubber from one of the Ferrari F310 tires that Michael Schumacher won the Italian Grand Prix with in 1996 has been turned into a piece of jewelery worth €9,600.
Schumacher moved to the Ferrari team in 1996. The German won world titles with Benetton in the previous two years. Although ‘Schumi’ would eventually be very successful at the Scuderia, that was far from certain in 1996. He managed to win the team’s home race from Maranello and one of the tires that was on the Ferrari at the time was turned into a piece of jewellery.
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Tribute to Schumacher at Ferrari
Before Schumacher started collecting world titles at Ferrari, the team had been dry since 1979. Jody Scheckter was the last champion at that time. However, Schumacher managed to win the race in Italy in his first year with the team and that had not happened in eight years. A bracelet made from a Schumacher tire pays tribute to that time. The first shipment of seven bracelets will be available on December 7. There will also be a second shipment, but the date is not yet known. Anyone who wants to acquire this piece of F1 history will have to dig deep into their pockets, because seller Mongrip is asking 9,600 euros for the bracelet.