The '99 in the car's name reflects the year it was built, the same criteria used by Ferrari in 1953 and 1955. The 3 refers to the race cars displacement.
The F399 was a reliable race car and despite the McLaren MP4-14 being more competitive, the F399 managed to conquer the Constructors’ Championship, a title that Ferrari had not clinched in 16 years, since 1983.
The car claimed six victories in the 1999 FIA Formula One World Championship. The team scored an impressive 128 points in the Constructors’ Standings, 44 belonging to Michael Schumacher, 74 to Eddie Irvine and 10 for Mika Salo.