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Ford Zetec 3.5 litre 740 bhp engine.<br />
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One of the most historic F1 cars of all time is coming up for auction - with a glorious but poignant heritage.<br />
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Its the Benetton F1 car which helped rising star Michael Schumacher win his first world championship in 1994.<br />
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The German driver won four Grand Prix in this 1994 Benetton Cosworth Ford B194, including the famous Monaco race.<br />
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But despite the historic car's successful history, it is linked to one of the darkest moments in motor racing history.<br />
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Schumacher was driving this car immediately behind rival Ayrton Senna when the Brazilian driver was killed in a horrific 190mph crash at the Imola circuit in the 1994 San Marina GP.<br />
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Schumacher climbed out of the vehicle moments after the accident and went on to win the race when it controversially restarted.<br />
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The 200mph car is in perfect working order although you will need a F1 circuit to run the 3.5 litre 740bhp monster.<br />
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Bonhams are selling the historic motor with a pre-sale estimate of £600,000.