Ferrari 246 F1-66

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-litre (2404.74 cc) engine; the chassis type used on both models was also the same (Type 579). The power output was 249 PS (183 kW; 246 hp) at 8500 rpm.[3] The same engine, but with four valves, would see further use in the Dino 246 Tasmania.

Ferrari 246 F1-66
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorScuderia Ferrari
Designer(s)Mauro Forghieri
PredecessorFerrari 1512
SuccessorFerrari 312
Technical specifications[1]
ChassisType 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
Length3,950 mm (155.5 in)
Width697 mm (27.4 in)
Height768 mm (30.2 in)
Axle track1,360 mm (53.5 in)
Wheelbase2,380 mm (93.7 in)
EngineFerrari Tipo 228, 2,404 cc (146.7 cu in) V6 (65°). Naturally-aspirated, rear-mounted.
Weight510 kg (1,124 lb) (with water and oil)
TyresFirestone, Dunlop
Competition history
Debut1966 Monaco Grand Prix
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(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
Lorenzo Bandini 2 3
Ludovico Scarfiotti Ret
Reg Parnell Racing F 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
  3. ^ "Ferrari 246 F1-66". Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  4. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. pp. 41, 44 and 334. ISBN 0851127029.