|Formula One World Championship|
|Constructors||Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro|
|Drivers||3. Michael Schumacher|
|Debut||2000 Australian Grand Prix|
|Constructors' Championships||1 (2000)|
|Drivers' Championships||1 (Michael Schumacher)|
The Ferrari F1-2000 was a Formula One racing car designed by Rory Byrne for the 2000 Formula One season. The car was a direct development of the F300 and F399 from the previous two seasons, using the same basic gearbox and a new engine with a wider V-angle. It also featured improved aerodynamics, which put it on par with that year's McLaren MP4/15.
Michael Schumacher drove the F1-2000 to his third World Drivers' Title and Ferrari's first for 21 years. It also defended Ferrari's constructors' crown, and signified the start of the team's dominance throughout the first half of the decade.
Design[edit | edit source]
Led by chief designer Rory Byrne, Ferrari’s technical team started from scratch with a mandate for improved aerodynamics, a pursuit that was facilitated by the company’s new wind tunnel in Maranello. The resulting F1-2000 model was the first Ferrari to be conceived entirely in the wind tunnel, a milestone in race car development. Fundamentally revising the weight distribution of the primary components, Byrne and his team significantly lowered the centre of gravity from the prior car, improving aerodynamic efficiency and tyre wear. The suspension was modified with an improved design and new materials, and for the first time, it featured a comprehensive use of carbon composites.
An all-new seven-speed paddle-actuated sequential transmission was mated to a new engine block, a 3-litre V-10 capable of developing 820 PS.
Technical specifications[edit | edit source]
|Chassis||Carbon-fibre and composite honeycomb monocoque|
|Front suspension||Double wishbones, push-rod activated torsion arms|
|Rear suspension||Double wishbones, push-rod activated torsion arms|
|Brakes||Carbon-fibre ventilated discs, all-round|
|Wheelbase / Track (fr/r)||3,090 mm (121.66 in) / 1,490 mm (58.7 in) / 1,405 mm (55.3 in)|
|Weight||600 kg (1,323 lb)|
|Engine||Ferrari Tipo 049, 2,997 cc (182.9 cu in), 90-degree V10, normall aspirated, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted|
|Gearbox||Ferrari seven-speed longitudinal semi-automatic sequential|
Racing History[edit | edit source]
The conclusion of the 1999 Formula One season saw Ferrari take home the Constructor’s Championship, a feat the manufacturer had not achieved since 1983. Never content with anything but total success, the Scuderia began off-season work on a new car that could further challenge the day’s formidable McLarens and potentially return prodigy driver Michael Schumacher to the Driver’s Championships, which he had enjoyed several years earlier with the Benetton team.
The F1-2000 débuted with a commanding 1-2 finish at the season opening Australian Grand Prix, driven by Schumacher and teammate Rubens Barrichello. By the end of the 2000 season, the F1-2000 had taken the checkered flag 10 times, and in the process, earning Schumacher his 3rd Driver’s Championship and Ferrari a repeat of the Constructor’s Championship. The victories marked the first time in 21 years that Ferrari earned both crowns and paved the way for four more dual championships over the next half a decade.
Complete Formula One results[edit | edit source]
(key) (Results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2000||Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro||Ferrari 049 V10||B||AUS||BRA||SMR||GBR||ESP||EUR||MON||CAN||FRA||AUT||GER||HUN||BEL||ITA||USA||JPN||MAL||170||1st|