Ferrari 158

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Ferrari 158
Ferrari 1512
Ferrari 158 F1 1964.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Ferrari
Designer(s) Mauro Forghieri
Predecessor Ferrari 156
Successor Ferrari 246 F1-66
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Type 579, aluminum panels with double wall riveted to a tubular steel structure to form a stress-bearing semi-monocoque
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, upper rocker arm, reversed lower wishbone, co-axial inboard coil springs and dampers
Suspension (rear) Upper arm, reversed lower wishbone, co-axial springs/dampers, 2 longitudinal 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 1,350 mm (53.1 in)
Wheelbase 2,380 mm (93.7 in)
Engine Ferrari Type 205/B, 1,489 cc (90.9 cu in), 90° V8, naturally-aspirated, rear-mounted.
Transmission Ferrari Type 543/C, 6-speed manual
Weight 468 kg (1,032 lb) (with water and oil)
Fuel Shell
Tyres Dunlop
Competition history
Notable entrants Scuderia Ferrari
Notable drivers United Kingdom John Surtees
Italy Lorenzo Bandini
Italy Nino Vaccarella
Debut 1964 Monaco Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
19 2 2 2
Constructors' Championships 1 (1964)
Drivers' Championships 1 (1964John Surtees)
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.

The Ferrari 158 was a racecar made by Ferrari in 1964 as a successor to the V6-powered Ferrari 156 F1 that had dominated in 1961 but become outdated by 1962. As with the British competition, it had a V8[1] engine. John Surtees won his only Formula One Driver's World Championship in it.

Ferrari won the 1964 World Championship by competing the last two races in cars painted not in the traditional Rosso corsa but in white and blue,[1] as these were not entered by the Italian factory themselves, but the US-based NART team. This was done as a protest concerning arguments between Ferrari and the Italian Racing Authorities regarding the homologation of a new mid-engined Ferrari race car.

Ferrari 1512[edit]

Similar to Honda with their RA271, Ferrari also raced a flat-twelve-powered car, designated Ferrari 1512 or Ferrari 512 F1.[2] In 1964 and 1965, both the V8 and V12 were used. The 1965 56.0 mm × 50.4 mm (2.20 in × 1.98 in) 1,489.63 cc (90.903 cu in) V12 engine developed 220 bhp (164 kW) @ 12,000 rpm[2] compared to the 210 bhp (157 kW) @ 11,000 rpm of the 1965 67.0 mm × 52.8 mm (2.64 in × 2.08 in) 1,489.24 cc (90.879 cu in) V8 engine.[1]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points WCC
1964 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC 158 Ferrari 205B 1.5 V8 D MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER AUT ITA USA MEX 45 (49) 1st
Lorenzo Bandini Ret Ret 9 3
John Surtees Ret 2 Ret Ret 3 1 Ret 1
North American Racing Team 2 2
1512 Ferrari 207 1.5 V12 Lorenzo Bandini Ret 3
1965 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC 158 Ferrari 205B 1.5 V8 D RSA MON BEL FRA GBR NED GER ITA USA MEX 26 (27) 4th
John Surtees 2 4 Ret 3
1512 Ferrari 207 1.5 V12 3 7 Ret Ret WD WD
Lorenzo Bandini 15 2 9 8 4 4 8
158 Ferrari 205B 1.5 V8 Ret 9 6
Nino Vaccarella 12
1512 Ferrari 207 1.5 V12 Ludovico Scarfiotti WD
North American Racing Team Pedro Rodriguez 5 7
158 Ferrari 205B 1.5 V8 Bob Bondurant 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ferrari 158". F1Technical. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Ferrari 512 F1". F1Technical. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 

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