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Up for auction an incredible F1 Ferrari driven by Michael Schumacher

Each of the Ferraris that Michael Schumacher drove was special. Currently one of these single-seaters is up for auction at the meeting developed


Each of the Ferraris that Michael Schumacher drove was special. Currently one of these single-seaters is up for auction at the meeting developed by the RM Stoheby’s house in Monterey, California. In this note, all the details of the car used by the Kaiser, in the 1998 F1 season.

August 17, 2022 12:21 p.m.

Michael Schumacher He is considered one of the most successful drivers of Ferrari, after his arrival in 1997 at the house of Maranello, it took three years to know the glory of Olympus and give him a title again. However, his true magic began in 2000, when he began to take over Formula 1 and won no less than five world championships with the red squad, in addition to the two already achieved with Benetton.

Each of the Prancing Horse cars driven by the “Kaiser,” as the German is nicknamed, were special. Even those with whom he did not achieve the title of the Drivers’ World Championship and who was at the gates of the greatest recognition that the category gives to a rider. One of these cars is auctioned by the house RM Sotheby`s, in the meeting that takes place until Saturday, in Monterey, California.

The F1 in question is the Ferrari F300used by Schumacher in the 1998 season, when the team was managed by the technical director of ferrari, Ross Brawn, and crew chief Jean Todt. Designed by Rory Byrne, it was chassis number 187 initially used as a spare for the Monaco GP, although it was the definitive one and won three consecutive races in Canada, France and Great Britain, followed by victory in Italy, at Monza. Its price is exorbitant: between $6,000,000 and $8,000,000 dollars.

What was Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari F300 like?

The incredible Ferrari displayed one of the sharpest sounds that a block could emanate from that era of F1. It was about a 3.0-liter V10capable of producing nothing less than 800 horsepower that revved up to 17,500 rpm. This car, with plenty and obvious reasons to be prohibited from using it on the street, signed an average maximum speed of up to 340 km / h.

No single-seater from the Great Circus of speed, this example of the ’90s sounds like no single-seater of the current era does, powered by hybrid V6 blocks. Its exhaust style is known as “periscope” and the engine is mated to a seven-speed sequential gearbox. What do you think about this feat of engineering? F1 from the house in Maranello?

Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari F300.