Ferrari F1 Show Car on display at National Motor Museum
The Ferrari F2004 - one of the most successful Formula One cars of all time - is now set to win a new legion of fans in the Adelaide Hills.
That's because Bridgestone Australia has provided its Ferrari F2004 show car to the National Motor Museum on long-term loan.
The show car - an exact replica of the racer which won 15 out of 18 races in the 2004 Formula One season, scoring 12 pole positions at the hands of Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello - was officially unveiled on Wednesday, December 12 at 11am.
Andrew Moffatt, Managing Director of Bridgestone Australia Ltd, said it was fitting for the show car to go on display at Birdwood.
"Bridgestone Australia is proudly headquartered here in Adelaide and we can trace our history here back more than 70 years," he said.
"We are very pleased that the Ferrari F2004 show car will now be a feature of the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, enabling many more people to learn more about an important part of motor racing history."
Designed by Rory Byrne, Ross Brawn and Aldo Costa, the F2004 powered Schumacher to his seventh World Championship while Ferrari also easily secured its sixth straight Constructors' Championship.
National Motor Museum Director Marianne Norman said she and her team were excited to have the Ferrari F2004 in time for the school holidays .
"It will be a great drawcard for Formula One and Ferrari enthusiasts of all ages," she said.
"We're very pleased to be able to share it with the community thanks to Bridgestone."
Also going on display at the National Motor Museum is a tyre from the last set ever manufactured in Australia, prior to the closure of Bridgestone's Salisbury facility in 2010.