Last time we saw Fangio’s 1954 Mercedes W196 Silver Arrow, the hammer was falling on it at Bonham’s FoS sale in 2013. It sold for nearly £20m, thus making it the most expensive car ever sold at auction.
Not many of us are likely to get behind the wheel, but if you did, would you want to spend half that ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity fiddling with your phone camera? Nico Rosberg had his chance at Hockenheim, and opted to do just that.
Sacrilege, or YouTube gold? A bit of both, perhaps. But we’d want that ‘selfie’ too!