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1/20 Grand Prix Collection no.52
After Jody Shecketer took hte Driver's Title in 1979, Ferrari struggled to achieve significant resutls. However, after winning Constructors' Championship in the 1999 season, the team regained its dominance and basked in the glory of a lon gawaited Drivers' and Construsctors Championship dual title in 2000. With driver Michael Schmacher and Rubens Barrichello behind the wheel agian the following year, the team kept up its relentless pace as Ferrari, Shell, and Schumacher humbled all challengers by earning the most amount of points ever amassed in am F1 season so far. One highlight of the F2001 machine was its longitudinally mounted 3000 Ferrair Tipo 050 V10 engine with electro-hydraulic 7-speed gearbox in pre-machined welded titanium. Due to new FIA regulations to improve safety, body alterations were called for that woruld compromise down force. ot maintain aerodynamics, the body was redesigned under the guidance of technical director Rory Byrne withe a new slanted nozzle and curved front wing, as well as lowered rear cowling. Suspension was refined with precision, and weigh tsavings effectively achieved. After hte ban was lifted on traction control, launch contrl and other high-tech devices at hte 5th race in Spain, the F2001 was finished off with an arsenal of new equipment to futher outclass rivals. Bu the 13th race Schumacher had already clutched the championship with 9 wins, earning him 53 total wins in his career, as the Ferrari F2001 the undisputed top machine in F1 history.