Ferrari 246 F1-66

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Ferrari 246 F1-66
Category Formula One
Constructor Scuderia Ferrari
Designer(s) Mauro Forghieri
Predecessor Ferrari 1512
Successor Ferrari 312
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Type 579/FL (in the Italian Grand Prix configuration), double wall of aluminum panels riveted to a tubular steel structure to form a stress-bearing semi-monocoque
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, upper rocker arm, reversed lower wishbone, coil springs and inboard co-axial dampers
Suspension (rear) Upper arm, reversed lower wishbone, co-axial spring/damper units, 2 radius arms per side
Length 3,950 mm (155.5 in)
Width 697 mm (27.4 in)
Height 768 mm (30.2 in)
Axle track 1,360 mm (53.5 in)
Wheelbase 2,380 mm (93.7 in)
Engine Ferrari Tipo 228, 2,405 cc (146.8 cu in) V6 (65°). Naturally-aspirated, rear-mounted.
Weight 510 kg (1,124 lb) (with water and oil)
Tyres Firestone, Dunlop
Competition history
Debut 1966 Monaco Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
4 0 0 1
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.

The Ferrari 246 F1-66 (also known as 158/246[2]) was a racing car used by Scuderia Ferrari and Reg Parnell Racing during the 1966 Formula One season. It was used in a total of 4 races by 3 drivers, achieving a second and a third place. It was used during the season alongside the Ferrari 312. The design and dimensions of the car were almost identical to the Ferrari 158, except for the bigger 2.4-liter engine; the chassis type used on both models was also the same (Type 579).

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points WCC
1966 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 2.4 V6 F'D' MON
31 (32)* 2nd
Italy Lorenzo Bandini 2 3
Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti Ret
Reg Parnell Racing F Italy Giancarlo Baghetti NC

* Only 6 points which counted towards Ferrari's Championship total were scored using the 246; the remaining points were scored using the 312.


  1. ^ "Ferrari 246 F1-66". F1Technical. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  2. ^ See race results on Monaco-66, Belgium-66, Germany-66, Italy-66