Tomorrow, RM Sotheby's will host a sale as part of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which is the finale of this year's Formula 1 World Championship. Considering the venue, it is no surprise that one of the headliners of the auction is a Grand Prix car, and not just any Grand Prix car but a great example of the all-conquering Ferrari F2002. Designed by Ross Brawn and Rory Brawn, it was far more than an evolution of its already very successful predecessors. The F2002 did look similar to the car used in 2001 but it was considerably lighter and also boasted a lower centre of gravity. It was introduced in the third round of the 2002 Formula 1 World Championship and would go on to win 14 of the 15 remaining races that year, making it one of the most successful Grand Prix cars ever. The example consigned to the sale was driven to three victories in 2002 by Michael Schumacher. Its most crucial came at the French Grand Prix where Schumacher clinched the World Championship with six races to spare. It has recently been tested by Michael's son Mick and a part of the proceeds will go to the Keep Fighting Foundation.
Other Grand Prix cars that will cross the block in Abu Dhabi tomorrow are the ex-Michael Schumacher Benetton B192 and the sole surviving Ferrari 126 C2.

Enjoy the links:

2002 Ferrari F2002