It would be famously dethroned by Ford
, never to take an overall win at Le Mans again, but that doesn’t mean it would never dominate a motorsport again. By 1999, McLaren had become the most successful F1 team ever, and Ferrari hadn’t taken a world championship in 20 years. But the German driver Michael Schumacher would change everything. He took five consecutive championships from 2000 to 2004, breaking Juan Manuel Fangio’s record from the Fifties. Those wins also put Ferrari’s record up over McLaren’s and made Schumacher the most successful driver in F1 history, a record which still stands today.