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General data  
Grand Prix season/s 1958 - 1960
Racing drivers Mike Hawthorn, Peter Collins, Luigi Musso, Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips, Olivier Gendebien, Tony Brooks, Jean Behra, Phil Hill, Chris Allison, Dan Gurney, Richie Ginther, Willy Mairesse
Race numbers Various
VIN span 0001 - 0011
Number produced 9
Presentation First test: 16.10.1957 in Modena by Peter Collins
   
Technical Specifications  
Chassis Steel tube frame
Length 4030 mm
Width 1500 mm
Height 980 mm
Wheelbase 2160 mm
Front track 1270 mm
Rear track 1240 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double delta wishbones, coil springs, telescope shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension De Dion rear suspension, transverse leaf springs, double trailing links per side, Houdaille shock absorbers
Front tyres 16“, 5.50 – 16“
Rear tyres 16“, 6.50 – 16“
Tyres Tread tyres Englebert Racing
Wheels Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking
Front brakes Hydraulically operated aluminium drum brakes
Rear brakes Hydraulically operated aluminium drum brakes
Weight 560 kg
Fuel tank 160 litres
Body material Aluminium
   
Engine  
Type 143 - front engine, mounted in in inclined position to centre-line
Number of cylinders V6 – 65°
Displacement 2417,3 ccm
Bore and stroke 85 x 71 mm
Camshaft 2 overhead per cylinderbank
Valves 2 per cylinder
Valve control Valve springs
Compression ratio 9,5:1
Lubrication Dry sump
Ignition Marelli double ignition
Fuel management 3 Weber twin carburettors, type 42 DCN
Maximum power Approx. 280 hp – 8.500 rpm
Gearbox 4 gears + rev.
Clutch Multi disc clutch
Engine weight Approx. 128 kg
   
Team  
Team manager Romolo Tavoni
Design engineer/s Carlo Chiti
Engine Vittorio Jano
   
VINs  
  0001, 0002, 0003, 0004, 0005, 0006, 0007, 0008, 0011
Good to know:
  • 2nd place Constructors Cup 1958 with 40 points. Total points: 57
  • 4th Drivers World Championship 1958 for Ferrari with 42 points. Total points: 49
  • 1st Drivers World Championship 1958 for Mike Hawthorn
  • 1 Grand Prix victory for Mike Hawthorn – Grand Prix Reims/France with S/N 0003
  • 1 Grand Prix victory for Peter Collins – Grand Prix Silverstone/England with S/N 0002
  • Fatal accident of Peter Collins: 3 August 1958 Grand Prix Germany/Nuerburgring
  • Fatal accindet of Luigi Musso:6 July 1958 Grand Prix France/Reims
  • 2nd place Constructors World Championship 1959 with 32 points. Total points: 38
  • 2nd place Drivers World Championship 1959 by Tony Brooks with 27 points
  • 2 Grand Prix victories by Tony Brooks – Grand Prix Reims/France and Avus/Germany with S/N 0002
  • 3rd place in Constructors World Championship 1960 with 24 points. Total points: 27
  • 5th place in Drivers World Championship 1960 by Phil Hill with 16 points
  • 1 Grand Prix victory by Phil Hill – Grand Prix Monza/Italy with  S/N 0007
  • 2nd place of Richie Ginther – Grand Prix Monza/Italy with S/N 0003
  • 3rd place of Willy Mairesse – Grand Prix Monza/Italy with S/N 0006
  • 5th place of Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips I- Grand Prix Monza/Italy with 156 F2 Dino S/N 0008
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