General data  
Grand Prix season/s 1979
Racing drivers Jody Scheckter, Gilles Villeneuve
Race numbers Jody Scheckter: 11 Gilles Villeneuve: 12
VIN span 037 – 041
Number produced 5
Presentation Maranello
Technical Specifications  
Chassis Aluminium-Monocoque
Length 4460 mm
Width 2125 mm
Height 1008 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm
Front track 1700 mm
Rear track 1800 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double delta wishbones, inside mounted spring-shock absorber unit, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension Independent wheel suspension, delta wishbones at the bottom, a-arms at the top, inside mounted spring-shock absorber unit, anti-roll bar
Front tyres 13“, 23/59 – 13
Rear tyres 13“, 38/68 – 13
Tyres Michelin radial slicks
Wheels Speedline light alloy wheels
Front brakes Lockheed ventilated steel disc brakes, 4-pod callipers
Rear brakes Lockheed ventilated steel disc brakes, 4-pod callipers, mounted on gearbox
Weight 590 kg, including oil and water
Fuel tank 210 litres
Body material Plastic material
Type 015 – mid-engine
Number of cylinders V12 – 180°
Displacement 2991,80 ccm
Bore and stroke 80 x 49,6 mm
Camshaft 2 overhead per cylinderbank
Valves 4 per cylinder
Valve control Valve springs
Compression ratio 11,5:1
Lubrication Dry sump, Approx. 8 litres oil
Ignition Magneti Marelli electronic ignition, type AEC 106
Fuel management Lucas indirect injection
Maximum power Approx. 515 hp – 12.300 rpm
Gearbox 5 gears + rev., transverse installed, limited slip differential
Clutch Multi disc clutch
Engine weight Approx. 170 kg
Director of Gestione Sportiva Marco Piccinini
Design engineer/s Mauro Forghieri
Engine Mauro Forghieri
  037, 038, 039, 040, 041
Good to know:

  • Grand Prix Argentina and Brazil: 312 T3
  • First „Wing-Car-Conzept“ car (airducts and variable body parts left and right) – with Luftkanälen und seitlichen in der Height beweglichen Dichtschürzen
  • 6th Constructors World Championship for Ferrari 1979 with 113 points
  • 9th Driver World Championship for Ferrari, 1th Driver World Championship for Jody Scheckter 1979 with 51 points
  • 2nd place Drivers World Championship by Gilles Villeneuve 1979 with 47 points
  • 3 victories for Jody Scheckter and 3 victories Gilles Villeneuve 1979