The Ferrari that marked the Italian legend’s return to sports car racing after 20 years, the F333 SP was an instant success. Built by Italian motor racing manufacturer, Dallara (and later Michelotto) to compete in the World Sports Car Championship during the 1994 season, the F333 SP was to join IMSA’s new WSC class. Dallara worked its magic by supplying the transmission and the suspension along with the aerodynamic development and bodywork. The engine and chassis were, however, developed solely by Ferrari in-house. The power unit was a modified version of the V12 engine used in the 1990 Ferrari 641 Formula One car, which was duly enlarged to 4 litres, capable of producing 641 brake horsepower.
The F333 SP showed its potential in the second half of the 1994 season, debuting at Road Atlanta and taking the first and second place, along with further wins at Lime Rock and others. The 1995 season started badly at the 24 Hours of Daytona, but this was quickly followed by a win at the formidable 12 Hours of Sebring and another four wins throughout the course of the year. Ferrari went on to take the Manufacturer’s Championship and driver Fermin Velez scooped up the Driver’s prize.
The F333 SP continued to challenge for the top spot in race series around the world until the late 1990s. It was undoubtedly the inspirational car of this era of sports car racing.
This model of the Ferrari 333 SP is a perfect 1:8 scale recreation of the Moretti Racing Inc. LMP class racing car as driven in the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans by Gianpiero Moretti, Mauro Baldi and Didier Theys. This exact car, with the number 019 chassis, won the 24 Hours of Daytona with Mauro Baldi and Arie Luyendyk, and the 12 Hours of Sebring with Mauro Baldi and Didier Theys back to back before finishing 14th (third in the class) at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the driver line-up that had won at Sebring.
This model has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of Ferrari regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. The use of supremely accurate digital scanning of the original car has allowed us to perfectly recreate every detail at scale. Furthermore, it has undergone detailed scrutiny by both engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.