1998 Ferrari F300
Offered by RM Sotheby’s | Monterey, California | August 18-20, 2022
This was Ferrari’s 1998 F1 contender. It was very similar to 1997’s F310B, which itself was an evolution of 1996’s F310. The main differences between 1998 and 1997 were a narrower track and redesigned sidepods.
Ferrari supplied their own 3.0-liter V10, which made about 805 horsepower in this application. The season’s drivers were Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine, and the competition history for this particular chassis, 187, includes:
- 1998 Canadian Grand Prix – 1st (with Michael Schumacher)
- 1998 French Grand Prix – 1st (with Schumacher)
- 1998 British Grand Prix – 1st (with Schumacher)
- 1998 Italian Grand Prix – 1st (with Schumacher)
Not bad. Unfortunately, Mika Hakkinen’s McLaren was still too strong, and Schumacher ended up second in the World Championship. Ferrari also took second place in the constructors race. Ferrari sold this car late the following year to a private owner.
Update: Sold $6,220,000.