Puneet Varma

Ferrari F399

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Category  Formula One
Designer(s)  Rory Byrne
Successor  F1-2000
Constructor  Ferrari
Predecessor  F300
Ferrari F399
Chassis  carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure

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.

Complete Formula One results

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

References

Ferrari F399 Wikipedia


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