Schumacher's Ferrari F2002 F1 auctioned for 6.6 million

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Ferrari F2002 F1 auctioned for 6.6 million
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F 1 cars from Ferrari rarely come onto the market. At the end of November, RM Sotheby’s auctioned an F2002 in Abu Dhabi with which Michael Schumacher won three races. Six races before the end of the 2002 season, Schumacher became world champion for the fifth time. Ferrari won the constructor title in the same year. It was a hat trick for both of them: the driver and racing team won the World Cup for the third time in a row.

Three wins with chassis 219

Schumacher drove ten of his eleven wins in the 2002 season the F2002, three with the 219 chassis, which was auctioned in Abu Dhabi. So the car not only has racing history, but can also boast three wins and one pole position. Rubens Barichello drove the car in some races and qualifying sessions.

More than just a further development

For the successor to the F2001, Ferrari had a new, lighter chassis, a 3.0-liter V10 and developed a new titanium gearbox. Aerodynamics, cooling and weight have been optimized. Rubens Barichello drove the first tests with the new chassis in March 2002 on the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona.

Schumacher's world champion car

After a short shakedown with test driver Luca Badoer on the Ferrari home track Fiorano came to Imola with chassis 219 for the San Marino Grand Prix. Barrichello qualified second. Schumacher took over the car for the race and won by 18 seconds. Barrichello was second, Michael's brother Ralf third with a Williams BMW. Schumacher won other races with the chassis 219 at the Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg and in Magny Cours at the French GP. During this Grand Prix, Schumacher won the world championship - six races before the season ended. Chassis 219 is one of five Schumacher world championship cars.

Barrichello drove the car in the last two races of the season, while Schumacher drove in chassis 221 and 223. After the F2002 192 had fulfilled its target as a racing car, the Scuderia sold it to a Japanese collector who had already bought the chassis 220.

6 million euros for Schumi's Ferrari

On 30 November 2020, a bidder paid $ 6.64 million including the premium for the Schumacher-Ferrari - the equivalent of almost 6 million euros. Before the sale, Schumacher's son Mick was allowed to take the wheel again for the photo production.

The car is delivered viaFerrari in Fiorano, engine and transmission are overhauled there. The future owner can use it to drive at Corse Clienti events - including support from Ferrari mechanics.


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