Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari F310 V10 Replica

Key facts

  • Year: 1996
  • Country: Italy
  • Capacity: 2,998cc
  • Cylinders: V10
  • Valves: Double overhead camshaft
  • Output: 700bhp at 17,500rpm
  • Performance: 220mph
  • Price new: Not marketed
  • Loaned by: Private Owner
  • Manufacturer: Scuderia Ferrari SpA, Maranello
Ferrari F310 V10 1996 On Display

The John Barnard designed F310 was Ferrari’s contender for the 1996 Formula One season and their first car with a V10 engine. Michael Schumacher achieved three victories, three second places and two third places, enough to take third place in the Drivers’ Championship and second in the Constructors’ Championship behind the dominant Williams team. Ferrari changed to the high nose configuration favoured by other teams partway through the season.

Ferrari is arguably the most famous name in Grand Prix motor racing. Enzo Ferrari had raced cars in the 1920s, going on to run a team of Alfa Romeos as Scuderia Ferrari in the 1930s. Ferrari became a sports-car manufacturer in its own right in the 1940s and built its first Grand Prix car in 1948. Since then Ferrari has won more World Championships than any other team.

With smoke pouring from the tyre, Michael [Schumacher] fought the car to the line

San Marino Grand Prix, after the front right hand brake disc
exploded on the last lap. Autosport, 9 May 1996

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