The Ferrari F2003-GA was the 49th single-seater built by Scuderia Ferrari to compete in the 2003 Formula 1 season. The car was designated â€œGAâ€ as a sign of respect to Gianni Agnelli, the former Head of Fiat Group.
Michael Schumacher won 5 races in this car and in it finally earned his sixth World Driver's Championship, braking Juan Manuel Fangio's record of five. Ferrari also won its 13th Formula One World Constructor's Champion title that season.
The car was introduced at the 4th Gran Prix of that F1 season, the Spanish Grand Prix. The body work, radiators, exhausts and rear end have been redesigned from its F2002 predecessor to increase aerodynamic performance. The engine and gearbox were also further developed versions of the previous model.
The Japanese GP is traditionally one of the last races of the F1 season. It is famous for title-deciding because over the last 24 Japanese GPs, 12 World Champions were crowned. The 2003 Japanese GP was no exception. Schumacher only had to score a point to win the title. But he found it was not so easy to gain this one point: Schumacher started outside of the top 10 and lost his front wing while trying to pass BAR's pilot Sato. He ultimately finished 8th and gained his 6th Championship Title.
A truly unforgettable model of a historic vehicle!