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Ferrari F2001

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Ferrari F2001
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Category Formula One
Constructor Ferrari
Team/s Ferrari
Designer Rory Byrne
Drivers 1. Michael Schumacher
2. Rubens Barrichello
Chassis carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Suspension (front) independent, pushrod-activated, torsion spring
Suspension (rear) independent, pushrod-activated, torsion spring
Engine rear-mounted Ferrari 050 Normally Aspirated 90-degree V10
Gearbox Ferrari seven-speed longitudinal semi-automatic sequential
Fuel Shell
Tyres Bridgestone
Debut Australian GP 2001
Races competed 20
Constructors' Championships 2001, 2002
Drivers' Championships 2001, 2002
Race victories 10
Pole positions 13
Fastest laps 3
Points 197
Reliability (laps) 90.8%


The Ferrari F2001 was a highly successful Formula One car, designed by Ross Brawn and Rory Byrne for the 2001 Formula One season.

The car was designed around new regulation changes which mandated a higher mounted front wing assembly to reduce downforce. This resulted in a distinctive 'droopsnoot' nose and spoon shaped front wing. That season also saw the re-introduction of traction and launch control systems, and the car and its suspension was designed with this in mind.

The car was something of a departure over previous Brawn/Byrne Ferrari designs, being more based on McLaren's design thinking. The car did feature Ferrari trademarks, such as the periscope exhausts pioneered by the team in 1998 and the small bargeboards which were a feature of its predecessors. The F2001 used the same basic gearbox and internal layout as its predecessors, however the aerodynamic efficiency and tyre wear were improved considerably over the F300, F399 and F1-2000 which had come before it.

The car proved easy to set up and was faster than the rival McLaren car, but the Williams although aerodynamically inferior was fitted with the massively powerful BMW engine, which was more than a match for the Ferrari power unit.

The season however proved easy for Michael Schumacher who took 9 victories and his fourth world championship, scoring a then record 123 points. He failed to finish only twice, but his team mate Rubens Barrichello had the lion's share of bad luck and should have taken wins himself but unreliability hindered him. Ferrari won its third straight constructor's championship.

The car was still competitive at the beginning of 2002 and Schumacher took the car's final win in the Australian Grand Prix before it was replaced by the all conquering Ferrari F2002 from the Brazilian race.

The F2001 took 10 wins, 13 pole positions and 197 points in its career.

The F2001 at the 2005 Goodwood Festival of Speed.


Complete Formula One Results

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
2001 Ferrari Ferrari 050 V10 B AUS MYS BRA SMR ESP EUR AUT MON CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA USA JPN 179 1st
Michael Schumacher 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 Ret 1 1 4 2 1
Rubens Barrichello 3 2 Ret 3 Ret 3 2 Ret 5 3 3 2 2 5 2 15 5
Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 Points WCC
2002 Ferrari Ferrari 051 V10 B AUS MYS BRA 221 1st
Michael Schumacher 1 3
Rubens Barrichello Ret Ret Ret



Ferrari Formula One cars
40s 1950s 1960s 1970s
8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
125 275
340
375
500 553
625
555
D50
801 412
246
256 156 158
1512
312 312 B 312 T
1980s 1990s 2000s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
312 T 126 C 156/85 F1/86 F1/87 640 641 642/643 F92A F93A 412T F310/B F300 F399 F1-2000 F2001 F2001
F2002
F2002B
F2003-GA
F2004 F2004M
F2005
248 F2007


3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Scuderia Ferrari
Personnel:
22px-Flag of France.png Jean Todt | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Mario Almondo | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Stefano Domenicali | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luca Baldisseri
Current drivers:
22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen | 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Felipe Massa | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luca Badoer | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giancarlo Fisichella (Test Driver) 22px-Flag of Spain.png Marc Gené (Test Driver)
Notable Former drivers:
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari | 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio | 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hawthorn | 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda | 22px-Flag of South Africa.png Jody Scheckter | 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Surtees | 22px-Flag of the United States.png Phil Hill | 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello | 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Eddie Irvine | 22px-Flag of France.png Jean Alesi | 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost | 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell | 22px-Flag of Austria.png Gerhard Berger | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Michele Alboreto | 22px-Flag of France.png René Arnoux | 22px-Flag of France.png Patrick Tambay | 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Gilles Villeneuve | 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Carlos Reutemann | 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Clay Regazzoni | 22px-Flag of the United States.png Mario Andretti | 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Jacky Ickx | 22px-Flag of Germany.png Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Lorenzo Bandini
Formula One cars:
125 | 275 | 340 | 375 | 500 | 553 | 625 | 555 | D50 | 801 | 412 | 246 | 256 | 156 | 158 | 1512 | 312 | 312B | 312T | 126C | 156/85 | F1/86 | F1/87 | 640 | 641 | 642 | 643 | F92A | F93A | 412T | F310 | F310B | F300 | F399 | F1-2000 | F2001 | F2002 | F2002B | F2003-GA | F2004 | F2004M | F2005 | 248 | F2007 | F2008 | F60 | F10 | 150° Italia | F2012