Michael Schumacher drove F2002 chassis 219 to victory at the 2002 French GP, securing his fifth F1 World Drivers Championship
Looking for something different and exclusive for your Ferrari collection? Of course you are (?!) well make a date in your diary as over in Abu Dhabi on the 30th November prestigious auction house RM Sothebys will have a very special prancing horse going under the hammer.
The 2002 Ferrari F2002, chassis no. 219, was a pivotal piece of machinery in the 2002 Formula 1 season, which quickly became a race for second place as the legendary Michael Schumacher finished 1st or 2nd in every race. Chassis no. 219 saw victory in the hands of Schumacher at three Grands Prix in 2002, including at Imola, Zeltweg, and Magny Cours, the last of which would secure Schumacher his 5th World Drivers’ Championship title; with six races remaining in the season it remains the shortest time in which a World Drivers Title has ever been clinched.
Ferrari also secured the Constructors’ Championship title that year, with the F2002 seeing further podium finishes including 2nd with Schumacher at Monaco, and 2nd at Spa and 4th at Hockenheim with teammate Rubens Barrichello, who finished as runner up in the Drivers’ Championship.
Chassis no. 219 was used as a test car in the remainder of the 2002 races and retired following the season. It has since been held in significant private collections across multiple continents. Considered one of the most significant and most dominant Formula 1 cars, the F2002 is representative of Ferrari and Schumacher’s golden era as reigning champions.
A percentage of proceeds from the sale of the F2002 will be donated to the Keep Fighting Foundation, founded by Michael Schumacher’s family. The Foundation seeks to continue his charitable work in achieving cultural and social benefits. Additional information on Keep Fighting’s efforts and activities is available at keepfighting.ms.
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