651-41.4955, No. 4
8 × 21.5 × 55 in.
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Rubens Barrichello Ferrari F1-2000 Front Wing, 2000
$4,200 USD | Sold
| United States
22 November - 2 December 2019
Rory Byrne designed the F1-2000 for the 2000 Formula 1 season. That year, Rubens Barichello was paired with Michael Schumacher, who drove the car to his third Formula 1 title and first of five with Ferrari. That year also marked Ferrari’s first Drivers’ Championship since Jody Scheckter in 1979. Ferrari defended its Constructors’ crown from 1999. That season also marked Barichello’s first Formula 1 victory, which came at the German Grand Prix. He would ultimately finish 4th in the Drivers’ Championship.
This front wing is inscribed “651-41.4955, No. 4” and is believed to have been used by Rubens Barichello. It is quite possibly from the Belgian Grand Prix as it is affixed with a piece of tape inscribed “651, Ala Finita Di Tutto, Spa,” which loosely translates to “Wing finished/done for Spa.” Unfortunately, after setting the fastest lap at that race, Barichello would retire with fuel pressure problems with only 13 laps to go.