Ferrari 642

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Ferrari 642
Alain Prost driving the 642 at the 1991 Monaco Grand Prix.
Category Formula One
Constructor Ferrari
Designer(s) Steve Nichols
Jean-Claude Migeot
Predecessor 641
Successor 643
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Carbon fibre composite monocoque
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, push-rod actuated torsion bar springs and telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Suspension (rear) Double wishbones, push rod actuated coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Axle track Front: 1,800 mm (71 in)
Rear: 1,675 mm (65.9 in)
Wheelbase 2,830 mm (111 in)
Engine Ferrari Tipo 291, 3,499 cc (213.5 cu in), 65° V12, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Ferrari 7-speed semi-automatic
Weight 505 kg (1,113 lb)
Fuel Agip
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Scuderia Ferrari SpA
Notable drivers 27. France Alain Prost
28. France Jean Alesi
Debut 1991 United States Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
6 0 0 2
Teams' Championships 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Ferrari 642 (also known as the Ferrari F1-91)[2] was a Formula One racing car designed by Steve Nichols and Jean-Claude Migeot and was used by Scuderia Ferrari in the 1991 Formula One season. It was a development of the team's 641 chassis, which had mounted a championship challenge in 1990.

Ferrari started the 1991 season with high hopes of winning the championship. Jean Alesi signed a contract with the Scuderia when Nigel Mansell returned to the Williams team. The 642's best result was a second place taken by Alain Prost at the 1991 United States Grand Prix, held at the Phoenix street circuit. The 642 was replaced by the Ferrari 643 at the 1991 French Grand Prix.


Complete results[edit]

(key) (results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts. WCC
1991 Scuderia Ferrari SpA Ferrari Tipo 291
V12
G USA BRA SMR MON CAN MEX FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR ESP JPN AUS 55.5* 3rd
Alain Prost 2 4 DNS 5 Ret Ret
Jean Alesi 12 6 Ret 3 Ret Ret

* 39.5 points scored using Ferrari 643

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