Ferrari 412 T2

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Ferrari 412 T2
Jean Alesi Ferrari 1995.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Ferrari
Designer(s) John Barnard
Predecessor 412 T1
Successor F310
Technical specifications
Chassis carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Suspension (front) pushrod with torsion bars
Suspension (rear) pushrod with torsion bars
Engine Ferrari Tipo 044 3.0 litre 75-degree V12
Transmission Ferrari six-speed semi-automatic sequential
Fuel Agip
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Scuderia Ferrari
Notable drivers 27. France Jean Alesi
28. Austria Gerhard Berger
Debut 1995 Brazilian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
17 1 1 3

The Ferrari 412 T2 was the type name for the car used by Ferrari in the 1995 Formula One season.

Designed by John Barnard and Gustav Brunner, the car's design was largely influenced by major regulation changes imposed by the FIA after the dreadful events during the year before: the V12 engine was reduced from 3.5 to 3.0 litre, while new side protection structures were added around the driver's helmet. The aerodynamics were revised with the sides shortened to fit the radiators and other accessories, while front and rear wings were also changed to reduce downforce according the new regulations. The T stood for Transverse, as the gearbox was mounted in this way, improving rear-end weight distribution.

This car was a step ahead compared to previous year’s 412 T1, but still not able to bring Ferrari back into the fight for the title. Jean Alesi won in Canada: Alesi and Berger were also successful on other races, conquering 73 points for a third place in the Constructors’ standings.

Both Alesi and Berger moved to Benetton for the 1996 season, and were replaced by Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine. Schumacher tested with the 412 T2 and declared the car to be "good enough to win a world championship."

The 412 T2 was replaced by the Ferrari F310 in 1996.

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