Up for Sale: Ferrari's 2001 Championship-Winning F1 Car
If you’re an avid Formula 1 fan, the concept of owning a championship-winning F1 car ranks right up there with actually competing in the highest level of motorsport, or at least getting a high-five from Lewis Hamilton. Now is your chance to buy one of the best cars, permitting you have a bit over three million dollars. Listed for sale on the duPont Registry is a rare Ferrari F2001 F1 car, which just so happens to have claimed the 2001 Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships. However, it wasn’t driven by seven-time world champ Michael Schumacher, but instead by his Brazilian teammate, Rubens Barrichello.
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That might be a major hang-up for hardcore collectors, just make no mistake – this is one seriously successful Ferrari. According to the seller’s information, this F2001 is confirmed to have competed at the 2001 Monaco Grand Prix – an incredible accolade in itself – in which Barrichello drove the car to finish in second place, with Schumacher finishing in first. The seller does not attribute any other races to the car though.
The design’s overall winning record – ahem, Schumacher notched nine wins in 2001 and one in 2002 in F2001 cars – speaks to the chassis’ technical mastery. Similar to today’s modern F1 machines, the body structure is composed of carbon fiber, except underneath the rear flank of the crimson Ferrari lies a 3.0-liter V10, tuned to output around 835-horsepower at 18,500 rpm. Nobody made a fuss about how these cars sounded.
Aerodynamic tweaks highlighted this generation, especially the car’s spoon-shaped front wing, trademark periscope exhausts, and longer side pods.
If you’re looking to buy one of the world’s most successful F1 cars, driven by the world’s most experienced F1 driver (322 total F1 starts for Barrichello), you can find it for sale on the duPont Registry for $3.4 million dollars.
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