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Ferrari F2002 - Michael Schumacher by nancorocks Ferrari F2002 - Michael Schumacher by nancorocks
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The Ferrari F2002 was one of the most successful Formula One car designs of all time. Designed by Ross Brawn, Rory Byrne and Paolo Martinelli, it won fifteen Grands Prix, from a total of nineteen races in 2002 and 2003.

The car was much lighter than its predecessor, the F2001. Powered by a 3.0 litre V10 engine which had a very low centre of gravity, the F2002 had excellent handling. The new 051 engine was not the strongest engine of 2002, but it was lighter, more compact, very fuel efficient and very driveable. Bridgestone developed special tyres, suited specifically for the car. Aerodynamically, the Ferrari was well ahead of the contemporary Williams-BMW but perhaps a little down on power, and on a par with, or slightly ahead of the 2002 season's McLaren car.

Using the Pomeroy Index system, Motor Sport magazine recently determined that the F2002 is the fastest Formula One car of all time.[citation needed] However, the Ferrari F2004 achieved better qualifying laptimes at 12 of the courses which were raced by both cars (only the 2002 French Grand Prix, 2002 Belgian Grand Prix and 2002 Japanese Grand Prix were faster than the 2004 races, with two of these being due to rain).

At its first race in Brazil, the F2002 was victorious, being driven by Michael Schumacher and continuing Ferrari's trend since 1999 for its cars to win on their debut. Michael Schumacher clinched second on the grid and after a first lap altercation with Juan Pablo Montoya, took a somewhat easy win from his brother Ralf's Williams. There was some controversy surrounding tyre allocation because the team only had one F2002 chassis at the race. Therefore Schumacher's spare car was an F2001 chassis and because the two chassis used different wheel rim designs each required separate wheels and tyres. It was thus argued that Schumacher had in-effect twice the allocation of tyres as any other driver. The controversy was managed by Ferrari agreeing to aggregate their tyre usage between the two cars, ensuring that Schumacher used the same total number of tyres as all the other drivers.

What followed was a season of domination, the likes of which had not been seen since McLaren's 1988 season. With the F2002, Schumacher scored 9 more victories, his total of 11 wins was a record for the season, while Rubens Barrichello scored four. The only race that the car failed to win was at Monaco, while the F2001 did not take the Malaysian GP. Furthermore, Schumacher finished every race on the podium, never finishing lower than second with the F2002. The German won the world championship in record time, clinching the title at the 11th race of the season in France. The two Ferrari drivers were comfortably first and second in the drivers' championship, and Ferrari scored as many points (221) as the rest of the teams put together.

Such was Ferrari's dominance that Schumacher and Barrichello were criticized for swapping finishes at Austria and United States - an event that would provoke a ban on 'team orders' for the following seasons, and would be raised again in 2010 when Ferrari were fined after appearing to instruct Felipe Massa to allow Fernando Alonso to win the German Grand Prix.

The F2002 (renamed the F2002B) was still competitive at the beginning of 2003, and Schumacher took the car's last win in the San Marino Grand Prix before it was replaced by the F2003-GA for the next race. The F2003-GA was not quite as successful as the F2002, and Schumacher only won the title by two points over McLaren's Kimi Räikkönen.

3ds Max + Vray+ Photoshop + Lightroom.
ALL the credit for the model goes to: 
  • SalamanderSoldier - 3D Artist/Textures Manager
  • burrito - Physics Creator
  • misterbeam - Physics Creator
  • Ferrari64 - Sound Designer
  • btk150 - 2D Artist/Driver Animation
  • TheJlfan - 2D Artist
  • SimonTek - 2D Artist
Link to Assetto Corsa F2002 mod:…
I did the mats/scene/rendering/post work. Love it or hate it, choice is yours.
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FrenchGentleman Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
This is really impressive... Splendid work !
nancorocks Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
You've used an Assetto Corsa car for your 3D renders like that. Very cool.
nancorocks Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes sir, author gave me permission model looks fantastic!
Citronics Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A much more aggressive POV that suits the car well.
nancorocks Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup :)
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