The Ferrari F310, and its evolution, the F310B, was the Formula One racing car with which the Ferrari team competed in the 1996 and 1997 seasons. It was driven both years by Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine. The F310 proved to be a front-running car, but without the outright pace or superb reliability which led to the Williams FW18s dominating 1996.
The F310 and F310B won a total of eight Grands Prix, 22 podiums, 7 pole positions and 172 points. The car would set the ground work for the next year car, the F300 which would also take the championship to the final round in 1998.
1996 Ferrari F1 Tipo F310 Serial Number 168
Source/Location: Ferraris-Online.com; car is located in San Francisco.
Seller Comments: “The F310 featured the first of the Ferrari 75 degree Tipo #046 V–10 F1 engines with 3.0 litres, 4–valves and 600 plus hp at 17,000 rpm. The F310 was also the first Ferrari to carry the new informational steering wheel with no dashboard and with all of the driver’s information in the center of the steering wheel.”
“F310 s/n 168 offers the serious collector the opportunity to interact with Ferrari’s dedicated team of engineers and race mechanics, to insure historic F1 performance to its full potential, at a performance level comfortable to the driver–owner! F1 s/n 168 was serviced at the Ferrari Factory and is ready for display or F1 Clienti track events.”
“F310 s/n 168 is in immaculate condition and is “ready–to–race” complete with all support and start equipment including the valve train air tank, electric starter assembly, pit fuel churn, front and rear quick–lift jacks, nose take–off cover, wing cover and a spare set of wheels and tires.”
Sports Car Digest Comments: The asking price is $1,195,000 or best offer. While steep, this car will buy you entry into the exclusive Ferrari Corse Clienti Program, which allows Ferrari F1 owners to drive their cars at non-competitive events with the same factory support that Schumacher received.
This particular F310 was raced by Eddie Irvine with a 3rd place podium finish in the Australian Grand Prix, followed by a 7th at Brazil, a 5th at Argentina and a DNF at Monaco. It was then used as a test car for Ferrari’s newest driver, Michael Schumacher, and is autographed by Schumacher.
Ferrari F310 Photos:
8/25/08 Update: There has been a pretty dramatic price reduction on the Ferrrari F310. The asking price is now $895,000, a 30% drop from the previous $1,195,000.