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  Ferrari 156 F1 'Sharknose'
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1961 - 1962
Numbers built:1961: 5
1962: 3
Designed by:Carlo Chiti
Predecessor:Ferrari 246 F1 Dino
Successor:Ferrari 156 F1 'Aero'
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 24, 2009
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Engine
Configuration Type 188 65º V6
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction light alloy block and head
Displacement 1,496 cc / 91.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 81.0 mm (3.2 in) / 48.2 mm (1.9 in)
Compression 9.8:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 3 Weber 42 DCN Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 200 bhp / 149 KW @ 10,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 134 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body over steel tubular frame
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, coil springs over Koni dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round, mounted in-board at the rear
Gearbox Ferrari Type 543/C 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 460 kilo / 1,014 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,300 mm (90.6 in) / 1,260 mm (49.6 in) / 1,260 mm (49.6 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.43 bhp / kg
Top Speed 240 km/h (149 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1961 Dutch Grand Prix (Wolfgang von Trips in 0004)
1961 Belgian Grand Prix (Phil Hill in 0003)
1961 French Grand Prix (Giancarlo Baghetti in 0008)
1961 British Grand Prix (Wolfgang von Trips in 0004)
1961 Italian Grand Prix (Phil Hill in 0002)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Dino, the little Ferrari, by Doug Nye
  • 1½-Litre Grand Prix Racing - Low Power, High Tech, by Mark Whitelock
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