He won all the races in which Michael Schumacher took part in a single-seater Ferrari F300 with this chassis.
A Formula 1 single-seater is a very expensive affair. If it’s a Ferrari car, it’s even more expensive, and if this car has won every race Michael Schumacher has participated in, you know it’s not going to be a cheap toy.
It is not officially confirmed, but according to the owner, it is historically the most successful formula chassis in the history of the Italian stable from Maranello. The Ferrari F300 is a single-seater from the 1998 season, when the German pilot Michael Schumacher waged a fierce battle for the title with his legendary opponent, Finn Mika Häkkinen of the McLaren-Mercedes team.
Although in the end Schumacher and Ferrari failed to win any of the championships, thus prolonging the Italian team’s long wait for a championship title, there was chassis number 187 that managed to drive four grand prix in 1998, all won by Schumacher!
The Ferrari F300 was produced in nine units for 1998. The number 187 premiered at the Canadian GP, where Schumi claimed his second victory of the year. The following race in France was again dominated by the “Red Baron” with his Ferrari F300.
The hat-trick of victories came in the upcoming British GP at Silverstone, which also saw one of the most controversial triumphs in F1 history. Schumacher took advantage of loopholes in the rules and served his driving and pit stop penalty on the last lap of the race when he crossed the finish line in the pits and became the race winner. After several reviews of the whole situation, the victory remained in Maranello.
The 187 chassis then took a few races off for its finale on home soil in Monza. After a spectacular battle with arch-rival Mika Häkkinen from McLaren, Michael Schumacher once again rejoiced in victory. This closed the racing path of the single-seater Ferrari F300, which had never lost.
In 1999, this single-seater was purchased from the Ferrari team by the current owner, who is now offering it through an auction company RM Sotheby’s. The auction will take place between August 18 and 20. We wonder what the final price will be for the undefeated Ferrari.