After recovering from a broken leg in 2000, legendary driver Michael Schumacher went to amass a long list of victories for Scuderia Ferrari in a fierce battle with Häkkinen. In 2001, he took his fourth Driver’s title, with nine victories that year at the wheel of the Ferrari F2001, including the world’s most prestigious circuit: the Monaco Grand Prix.
From a technical standpoint, the F2001 was a vast improvement over its predecessor. Regulations dictated a higher wing design that decreased down-force and efficiency; Ferrari’s answer was a redesign of the nose, lower than the F1-2000 from the previous year. While still developing the body around the engine and transmission, other components received upgrades and weight reduction: new heads, new crankcase, new camshaft, new crankshaft, optimized lubricants, and new materials throughout. The end product ended up being 8% lighter than its predecessor, while also increasing horsepower from 815 to 825hp.
This particular car, chassis #52, was built by Ferrari as a display car without a drivetrain. A car of identical dimensions, sharing many components with the original, it is only two numbers away from the Monaco-winning chassis #55, sold recently for $7.5M USD. This show car represents a golden opportunity to own a piece of Ferrari’s golden years with Schumacher, as both a comparably affordable investment and a display piece guaranteed to impress.