Michael Schumacher

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Ferrari no introduction, nor does the Horse insignia which their sport. The company started by Ferrari in 1948 and now based at Italy makes the most after cars on the planet. road cars are all based on and by Formula 1 racing experience, them unique. The racing Scuderia Ferrari has the dedicated fan in Italy named the Tifosi, who support the team. The red colour with Ferrari cars is a to the early parts of this it being assigned to Italian racing in Grand Prix by the Automobile Federation. In 1981 the 1 racing team moved to a plant next to the Fiorano track, previously being at the Maranello factory. Some car components are however still at Maranello.

The current Chairman of Ferrari is Luca Di Montezemolo. During tenure, Frenchman Jean was Sporting Director of Ferrari, originally joined the team in When Schumacher moved Benetton to Ferrari in 1996, Technical Director Ross and Chief Designer Rory followed. Following Schumacher’s at the end of 2006, Brawn took a for the 07 season and subsequently joined the team. At the end of the 07 season Todt to a senior executive role in and Stefano Domenicali was promoted to of the team.

The driver line up for the team had 1996-2000 been German Schumacher and Irishman Eddie Schumacher was the number 1 team and Irvine the number 2. This was stipulated and Irvine had to defer to in a race should the situation (and it has on several occasions). Irvine started out publically his happiness for this situation and it, during 1999 in particular he has outspoken against both it and at Schumacher.

In 2000, Rubens Barrichello from the Stewart team became Jaguar) with at Ferrari, to partner Michael. was an inevitable move, not least Irvine had, during absence due to injury in 1999, some disparaging remarks him. Barrichello came to the announcing that he was not a number two to which many people hard to believe. In confident Michael stated that the who proved fastest would be number one. Di Montezemolo the situation by stating that the had a number 1A and a number 1B driver.

For the 2006 season Felippo joined as Michael’s new teammate, Barrichello moving to the Honda

The most successful of Formula 1 Ferrari have won constructor’s in the folowing years: 1961, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982 and 1983. They won driver’s championships with Ascari in 1952 1953, Manuel Fangio in 1956, Hawthorn in 1958, Phil in 1961, John Surtees in and Niki Lauda in 1975 They last won the championship in with Jody Scheckter and are trying to regain it once

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The 1999 car was the 45th car built by Ferrari to race in the It was named the F399 by virtue of the it had a 3 litre displacement and that the was 1999. For some years up 1996 the team had been a V12 engine, but regulation changes in restricted maximum engine to 3000cc, down from The V10 layout was proven to be optimum for size and all teams including began using 10 cylinder This continued until F1 mandated V8 engines from the season.

1999 Car (Ferrari F399)

Carbon fibre composite

Drive: Rear

Transmission: electronically controlled semi-automatic

Gears: 7 forward, 1 reverse

Double wishbone pushrod inboard torsion spring

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