Ferrari 246 P

The Ferrari 246 P F1 was a Formula One race car prototype used by Ferrari in 1960.[1] It was Ferrari's first mid-engined car.[2] It is mid-engined, as the engine was in front of the rear axle, but described as rear-engined in references, as was the practice in 1960. Formula One car, using a Dino V6 engine of 2,417.33 cc (2.4 L; 147.5 cu in).[3][4]

Ferrari 246 P
Ferrari 156 F2
CategoryFormula One
Formula Two
ConstructorFerrari
Designer(s)Vittorio Jano
Carlo Chiti
Predecessor246 F1
Successor156
Technical specifications
ChassisSteel spaceframe
Suspension (front)Double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar.
Suspension (rear)Double wishbones, coil springs and co-axial telescopic dampers.
Axle trackFront: 1,220 mm (48 in)
Rear: 1,190 mm (47 in)
Wheelbase2,320 mm (91 in)
EngineDino Type 171, 2,417.33 cc (147.5 cu in), 65° V6, naturally aspirated Mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
TransmissionFerrari 543 5-speed manual
Weight550 kg (1,210 lb)
FuelShell
TyresDunlop
Competition history
Notable entrantsScuderia Ferrari
Notable driversUnited States Richie Ginther
Debut1960 Monaco Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
2000
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0

156 F2Edit

It was also fitted with a 1.5-litre engine on occasion, e.g. at 1960 Italian Grand Prix, where it conformed to F2 regulations[4][5] and was also known as Ferrari 156 F2[6] or 156 P[7] when it was heavily revised for 1960 Italian Grand Prix as well as other races in 1960, including 1960 Solitude Grand Prix and 1960 Modena Grand Prix.[4][8][9]

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points WCC
1960 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 171 2.4 V6 D ARG MON 500 NED BEL FRA GBR POR ITA USA 26
(27)*
3rd*
Richie Ginther 6
Ferrari 1.5 V6 Wolfgang Von Trips 5

* Includes points scored by the Ferrari 246

ReferencesEdit

  • Small, Steve (2000). Grand Prix Who's Who (3rd ed.). Travel Publishing. ISBN 1-902-00746-8.
  1. ^ "Ferrari 246P". statsf1.com. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Ferrari 246 P F1". formula1.ferrari.com. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Ferrari 246P". F1Technical. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  4. ^ a b c Ferrari 246P on 8w.forix.com
  5. ^ Small (2000), p. 232
  6. ^ "Ferrari 156 F2". formula1.ferrari.com. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Ferrari 156P". statsf1.com. Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  8. ^ "Formula 2 Solitude Grand Prix 1960 standings". driverdb.com. Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  9. ^ "Formula 2 Modena Grand Prix 1960 standings". driverdb.com. Retrieved 2017-10-07.

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