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LOT 18

2001 Ferrari F2001 Authorized 'Michael Schumacher' Formula 1 Show Car Chassis no. 52

Estimate: US$450,000 - US$650,000
Lot 18
2001 Ferrari F2001 Authorized 'Michael Schumacher' Formula 1 Show Car

2001 Ferrari F2001 Authorized 'Michael Schumacher' Formula 1 Show Car
Chassis no. 52

• Highly collectible piece of Scuderia Ferrari history
• Built by Ferrari SpA to celebrate Michael Schumacher's fourth World Championship title
• Formerly part of a Qatari private collection
• Features carbon-fibre components, Sabelt racing harness, BBS wheels, Bridgestone tyres, Brembo callipers

"In 2001 Ferrari finally defeated the jinx and for the first time in its more than 57-year history won two successive drivers' and manufacturers' titles. After its success in 2000, Ferrari even succeeded in improving on the result of the previous season. The main difference however was that in 2001 the merit must be equally shared between Schumacher and the car, whereas in 2000 the victory was thanks to the German." - Paolo d'Alessio, Formula Ferrari.

Ferrari's F2001 contender continued one of the Scuderia's most successful periods in Formula 1: its F2000 predecessor had taken both the drivers' and manufacturers' World Championships, and the combination of Michael Schumacher and the F2001 would prove even more dominant, the German winning the drivers' championship – his fourth – with four races still to go. During the season the F2001 secured 13 poles, 10 wins (nine for Schumacher), three lap records, and 179 points. Rubens Barrichello, Shumacher's teammate, finished the season in 3rd place in the standings.

Arguably one of the most iconic Formula 1 machines of all-time, the F2001 was designed to meet the challenges posed by the FIA's new rules, chief designer Rory Byrne and his team opting for a 'droop snoot' nose and revised front wing to maximise the reduced downforce available. As far as its aerodynamics were concerned, the F2001 was as at least as good as, is not better than, any of its rivals, as was its 90-degree Tipo 050 V10 engine, which had around 825bhp on tap. Importantly, when designing the chassis, Ferrari had taken full advantage of the reversal of the ban on electronic driver aids such as launch control and traction control. According to d'Alessio: "Another strong point of the F2001 was the perfect interaction between chassis and suspension, while the modifications made to the braking system were extremely important, albeit not so evident."

Hand-built at Ferrari's Modena racing department using race-derived componentry, this beautiful Formula 1 show car accurately represents a complete and race-prepared F2001 with its carefully duplicated livery, sponsors' markings, and official Ferrari chassis plate. Notable features include carbon-fibre aero devices and suspension parts; a titanium exhaust system: BBS centre-lock wheels; Bridgestone tyres; Brembo brakes; and a Magneti Marelli steering wheel.

This particular car, chassis number '52', was built by Ferrari as a display car without a drivetrain. Its dimensions are identical to those of the actual Grand Prix car, with which it shares many components. Coming from a private collection in Qatar to the current vendor, this beautiful show car represents an exciting opportunity to own a relatively affordable piece of Ferrari's 'Golden-Years' history with Michael Schumacher, which cannot fail to impress.

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