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Car:   Ferrari 156   Engine:   1200 V6
  Maker:   Ferrari   Bore X Stroke:   73 X 58.8
  Year:   1961   C clapacity:   1,486.6
  Class:   Formula 1   Power:   190 bhp at 9,500 rpm
  Wheelbase:   2300 mm   Track:   Front: 1260 mm Rear: 1260 mm
  Notes:   460 kilo / 1,014 lbs
 



Ferrari 156Ferrari joined the rear-engine revolution with the Ferrari 156 "Sharknose". Designed by new engineer Carlo Chiti. The chassis was a tubular spaceframe that while not in the same league with designs created by Lotus and BRM it proved serviceable. The star of this car was the 120 degrees V6 engine that was a developed for the new regulations. 120 degrees V6The angle of the cylinder blocks allowed for the engine to have a lower center of gravity. Because the engine was substantially wider its rear placement was deemed necessary. Another striking feature of the new engine was its relative light weight, weighing 30 lbs. lighter than the four-cylinder Coventry-Climax engine still being used by the British teams.

While the British teams argued about the necessity of the new formula Ferrari had a brand new car and engine to start the season. The cars first season bore fruit with five victories out of seven races including a 1-2-3-4 finish at Spa. Ferrari 156Only tremendous victories at Monaco and the Nurburgring by Stirling Moss could stop the red cars. The World Championship was a battle between Phil Hill and von Tripp and was won by American Phil Hill. His three victories providing the winning margin. Unfortunately the successful season was marred by the tragic death of Hill's teammate, Wolfgang von Tripp and 14 spectators at Monza. The lack of a competitive engine for the British teams changed in 1dit_large' displayText='Reddit'> Rpolngecs carch Hisultan cla'Mesde="hiry-Climirlin an Pew engineer Carlexecungers"right" cla Lotus and BRM itme that whilc alinuiti.ofbe/fer15ext='wo mh.jpyt, sate, Wolfgainexhistory.orgst_etLh.j/a>


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