A car that was raced in the highest tier motorsport of them all showed up on the duPont Registry for an eye-watering $3.4 million. Designed by Rory Byrne and driven by Brazilian racing driver Rubens Barrichello in the 2001 Formula 1 season, this is one of the last proper F1 cars from an era when things such as DRS and MGU-K were not around.
The 47th Formula 1 design from Ferrari is one of those legendary machines that fascined F1 fans of all ages back in the early 2000s. The F2001 won a whopping 10 of 17 races that season for the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, so it qualifies as one of the Prancing Horse's best. Powered by a rear-mounted Tipo050 normally aspirated V10 engine mated to a seven-speed semi-automatic sequential tranny, this racer is also fitted with a periscope-style exhaust.
Producing around 835 ponies and revving all the way to a screaming 18,500 rpm, the 3-liter V10 was a technological marvel for that day and age. This particular car is known to have competed in the 2001 Monaco Grand Prix, where Rubens Barrichello finished second and Michael Schumacher was first to cross the finish line. According to the seller, estimated engine life is 1,400 kilometers (870 miles), with the drivetrain presenting itself in pristine condition for amateur track duties.
With 10 wins, 13 pole positions, 3 fastest laps and 197 points throughout the 2001 season and the 2002 Australian Grand Prix, Ferarri's F2001 is a collector's piece covered in racing history and magnificence.
After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well. Full profile
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