The Ferrari F2004 was one of the most successful Ferrari F1 cars of all time. In the 2004 F1 season it won 15 out of 18 races, while not dropping below the 3rd place even in those races which it did not win. The chassis was designed by Rory Byrne, Aldo Costa and John Iley with Paolo Martinelli leading the engine design. Ross Brawn played a vital role in leading the production of the car as the team’s Technical Director. The new 053 engine was very powerful developing 900 – 1000 hp, and very reliable at the same time due to new rule stipulated that it had to last an entire race weekend. However, this applies to the entire car as a whole. During the season, Ferraris only retired twice, and that was due to collisions, not technical problems. The chassis was also new in it design. The center of gravity of the F2004 was lower than in previous model, and all the elements (bodywork, radiators, exhaust, rear of the car) were redesigned to further improve the airflow. Ferrari was the dominating force that season winning the team’s 6th straight Constructors’ Championship and 5th straight Drivers’ Championship for Michael Schumacher, his 7th, and final, world drivers’ title in 2004. Michael Schumacher won a single-season record of 13 races. Rubens Barrichello won twice with 12 podium finishes in other races, and was placed 2nd in the final drivers’ standings – far behind Schumacher but far ahead of anyone else. This scale model is from Formula 1 Auto. See also Schumacher’s car from Collection Ferrari F1 Collection by Fabbri.
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