Driveable F1 automobile raced by Takuma Sato up for auction


About a month soon after Takuma Sato’s 2020 Indianapolis 500 get, one of his outdated Formula 1 rides will head to auction. The motor vehicle in concern is a 2002 Jordan Honda EJ12, which auction house The Marketplace promises is entirely drivable. The auction runs Sept. 22-29.

The Jordan workforce (predecessor of present-day Racing Issue squad) experienced some flashes of competitiveness, but 2002 was a inadequate period for the team. Sato only managed to rating two details (at the Japanese Grand Prix), although teammate Giancarlo Fisichella fared a little improved, with two fifth-place finishes.

The vehicle going up for auction was employed in pre-year testing at Silverstone in January 2002, and was shown at Jordan’s period launch party the next thirty day period, but the listing does not say no matter if it was actually raced.

2002 Jordan Honda EJ12 driven by Takuma Sato (photo by The Market)

2002 Jordan Honda EJ12 driven by Takuma Sato (photo by The Current market)

Of the 5 EJ12 chassis (the letters are the initials of team proprietor Eddie Jordan) developed, only two are known to survive, according to the vendor. The only other recognised surviving EJ12 is part of Honda’s heritage selection.

Although this automobile is outlined as drivable, it does not have its authentic Honda V-10 engine. As an alternative, it has a Judd KV8 Zytec S3000 motor from a Method 3000 auto, coupled to a 5-pace Lola/Hewland paddle-shifted gearbox. This setup is more cost-effective to run and extra usable, in accordance to the vendor. The engine was rebuilt someday in 2016 or 2017, and has only amassed 500 kilometers (310 miles) out of a 5,000-kilometer (3,106-mile) lifespan because then.

Many sets of spare tires, as effectively as some spare components and resources, are involved with the sale. The Market place expects this auto to fetch among $190,000 and $320,000 at present exchange rates.

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