An online auction for an engine of Formula 1 which, in general, made the history of the world championship. It was the year 2003, and Michel Schumacher, aboard the Ferrari F2003-GA dedicated to Gianni Agnelli, he won his sixth world title, becoming the most titled driver ever with six titles. One more than the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio.
The site Collectingcars.com and the seller Automobilialover auctioned an engine that would have been an integral part of the German’s winning streak aboard the Prancing Horse cars. The 3.0-liter naturally aspirated V10 “Type 052” was capable of producing up to 845 hp at 18,300 rpm, and was made of aluminum and magnesium. Its value is in the order of tens of thousands of euros, although it is incomplete.
The engine on offer includes the block and crankcase, cylinder heads and cam covers. There are no pistons, which makes the lot incomplete, even if it has kept the original bearings and numbered spark plugs. The exhaust manifolds are present on both sides, although in an apparently different position and shape from the race configuration, as is the carbon fiber air scoop. It is in conditions “as used“, With minor cosmetic marks and flaws around the crankcases and manifolds, but is generally in good condition for its age.
Unfortunately the history of this engine is unknown designed by Giles Simon and Paolo Martinelli, apart from the reference year. Therefore it is not clear whether it was used by one of the two drivers of the time, Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello, or by both; or just for tests. Could it be worth buying such an engine, which is very mysterious judging by the announcement? Surely it would be an adventure to recover all the rest as well, between missing elements of the engine and what surrounded it.
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