A race-winning Formula 1 car driven by Lewis Hamilton is to be auctioned for the first time at this year’s British Grand Prix.

The McLaren MP4-25A, driven by Hamilton during the 2010 season, will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s on the Saturday afternoon of the British Grand Prix.

It is the first time any of the Formula 1 cars raced by Hamilton during his 14-year career has been auctioned for public sale.

An estimate of $5m-$7m has been placed on the car.

The MP4-25A is set to be demonstrated around Silverstone while the auction takes place prior to the inaugural Sprint Qualifying session.

Hamilton claimed victory at the Turkish Grand Prix using the chassis that is up for sale.

RM Sotheby’s outlined that it is an “unrepeatable opportunity given the model’s scarcity.”

It added that “while client confidentiality precludes knowing exactly how many cars exist in private ownership it is believed to be only a scarce few.

“As such these examples remain highly coveted and largely in private hands, unlikely to be sold in the near future.”

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