Recently, a legendary Ferrari F1 car driven by Michael Schumacher during his Championship-winning year of 2000 has been put up for sale. The car was a key contributor to ending Schumacher’s four-year Championship drought, launching and transforming Ferrari, Schumacher, and Formula One forever.
The Ferrari F1-2000 was a revolutionary car that boasted advanced aerodynamics and a redesigned 90-degree V-10 engine that allowed engineers to subtly lower the car’s center of gravity. It made its competition debut in 2000, and Schumacher won the opening race of the season, followed by victory at San Marino in the third round of the championship.
Chassis 198, the car up for sale, played a pivotal role in Schumacher’s Championship-winning 2000 season. Initially serving as the Scuderia’s spare car, it was called up during qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix after Schumacher damaged the undercarriage of his first car. The car started the race third on the grid and delivered Schumacher a famous victory. It was then called up again for the Spanish Grand Prix, where it gave Schumacher his first pole position of the season, adding additional Championship points to his tally.
The car’s final competitive outing would come at Monaco, where it was perfectly suited to the technical, tight street circuit. Schumacher drove the car to pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix, the only pole position achieved by Schumacher at Monaco during his Championship years at Ferrari.
The Ferrari F1-2000, particularly chassis 198, was a critical contributor to Ferrari’s first Formula One Drivers’ World Championship in 21 years and the start of Ferrari’s dynasty run of five consecutive Driver’s World Championships from 2000 to 2004. Chassis 198 is Ferrari Classiche certified and is highly eligible for Ferrari’s Corse Clienti program from one of the golden eras of Formula One.
Overall, the Ferrari F1-2000 was a groundbreaking racer that reset the bar for engineering and performance for its time. Together with Schumacher’s incredible talent and the Scuderia’s engineering genius, it formed a history-making partnership that dominated Formula One for five back-to-back World Drivers’ Championships between 2000 and 2004. This car is a piece of Formula One history and is undoubtedly an extraordinary opportunity for any collector or enthusiast. Click here for more details.