2006 Michael Schumacher Signed Race Used Scuderia Ferrari 248 F1 Brake Rotor
Race-used brake rotor from the Ferrari 248 F1 driven by Michael Schumacher during the 2006 Formula 1 season. The brake rotor is signed by Schumacher, as well as by Ross Brawn and Jean Todt, in black marker pen.
2006 became the last season of Schumacher’s Ferrari career. After three races, Schumacher had just 11 points and was already 17 points behind Alonso. He won the following two races; his pole position at San Marino was his 66th, breaking Ayrton Senna’s 12-year-old record. Schumacher was stripped of pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix and started the race at the back of the grid, as he stopped his car and blocked part of the circuit while Alonso was on his qualifying lap; he still managed to work his way up to fifth place on the notoriously cramped Monaco circuit. By the Canadian Grand Prix, the ninth race of the season, Schumacher was 25 points behind Alonso, but he then won the following three races to reduce his disadvantage to 11. After further victories in Italy and China, Schumacher led in the championship standings for the first time during the season. After his win in Italy, Ferrari issued a press release stating that Schumacher would retire from racing at the end of the 2006 season, but would continue working for the team.
Schumacher would go on to finish 2nd in the Drivers’ Championship, 13 points behind eventual winner Fernando Alonso.
The brake rotor comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity.