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The rare Ferrari stolen from the former Formula 1 driver has been found after 28 years

The vehicle belonged to former Austrian driver Gerhard Berger and was stolen in April 1995 during the San Marino Grand Prix, in Imola, Italy.




A rare Ferrari stolen 28 years ago from a former Formula 1 driver has been recovered by the London Metropolitan Police.

The red Ferrari F512M, worth around £350,000 (around R$2.2 million), belonged to former Austrian driver Gerhard Berger – and was stolen in April 1995 during the San Marino Grand Prix, at Imola, in Italy.

At the time, two Ferraris were stolen: the other, which also belonged to a Formula 1 driver, is missing.

According to police, the luxury sports car was shipped to Japan after being stolen.

Authorities said they worked collaboratively with Ferrari and international car dealers in a “meticulous” investigation.

So far, however, no arrests have been made.

In January this year, the London Metropolitan Police received an alert from Ferrari: the Italian car manufacturer had carried out inspections on a vehicle that had been purchased by a buyer in the United States, via an intermediary in the United Kingdom, and had discovered that it was the stolen model.

“The stolen Ferrari, worth almost £350,000, had been missing for more than 28 years until we managed to find it in just four days,” PC Mike Pilbeam said.

The police vehicle theft unit and the National Crime Agency discovered the car was in Japan until it was brought to the UK in late 2023.

Source: Terra

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