Ferrari F399

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Ferrari F399
Eddie Irvine 1999 Canada.jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorFerrari
Designer(s)Rory Byrne
PredecessorF300
SuccessorF1-2000
Technical specifications
Chassiscarbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Suspension (front)double wishbones, pushrod
Suspension (rear)double wishbones, pushrod
EngineFerrari Tipo048/B/C 80-degree V10
TransmissionFerrari seven-speed longitudinal semi-automatic sequential
FuelShell
TyresBridgestone
Competition history
Notable entrantsScuderia Ferrari Marlboro
Notable drivers3. Germany Michael Schumacher
3. Finland Mika Salo
4. United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Debut1999 Australian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF.Laps
1661736
Constructors' Championships1 (1999)
Drivers' Championships0

The Ferrari F399 was the car with which the Ferrari team competed in the 1999 Formula One season. The F399 was almost identical to the previous season's F300 model, with small detail changes (new front wing, wheel tethers, waisted sidepods, an improved exhaust system and the use of Bridgestone tyres with four grooves instead of three). It was initially driven by Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine, Mika Salo then substituting for the German when he broke his leg at Silverstone.

Although the team's quest to win their first drivers' title since 1979 was frustrated by Schumacher's injury and the speed of the McLaren MP4/14, they did manage to clinch Ferrari's first constructors' crown since 1983.

Michael Schumacher driving the F399 at the 1999 Canadian GP.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1999 Ferrari Ferrari 048 V10 B AUS BRA SMR MON ESP CAN FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA EUR MAL JPN 128 1st
Michael Schumacher 8 2 1 1 3 Ret 5 Ret 2 2
Mika Salo 9 2 12 7 3 Ret
Eddie Irvine 1 5 Ret 2 4 3 6 2 1 1 3 4 6 7 1 3

References[edit]

  • AUTOCOURSE 1999–2000, Henry, Alan (ed.), Hazleton Publishing Ltd. (1999) ISBN 1-874557-34-9

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