General data  
Grand Prix season/s 1952
Racing drivers Et al. Alberto Ascari
Race numbers Various
VIN span 54/1
Number produced
Presentation 23 September 1951 in Modena
Technical Specifications  
Chassis Steel tubular frame with tube frame
Length 3850 mm
Width 1460 mm
Height 970 mm
Wheelbase 2190 mm
Front track 1270 mm
Rear track 1250 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double delta wishbones, transverse leaf springs, Houdaille lever-type shock absorbers
Rear suspension De Dion rear suspension, transverse leaf springs, Houdaille lever-type shock absorbers, double trailing links per side
Front tyres 5.50 – 15“
Rear tyres 6.00 – 15“
Wheels Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking
Front brakes Hydraulically operated bimetal drum brakes
Rear brakes Hydraulically operated bimetal drum brakes
Weight Approx. 560 kg
Fuel tank 150 litres, mounted in the rear end
Body material Aluminium
Type Lampredi in-line engine
Number of cylinders 4
Displacement 1984,8 ccm
Bore and stroke 90 x 78 mm
Camshaft 2 overhead
Valves 2 per cylinder
Valve control Valve springs
Compression ratio 13:1
Lubrication Dry sump
Ignition Marelli double ignition, 2 magnetos no. 179 and no. 217: ST 216, DASD Ant. 8°
Fuel pump Fimac no. 345, type 3096
Fuel management 2 Weber horizontal double cross-flow carburettors, type 40 DCOA, no. 26 and 27
Maximum power 175 hp – 7.200 rpm
Gearbox 4 gears + rev.
Clutch Multi disc clutch
Engine weight
Team manager Nello Ugolini
Design engineer/s Ferrari
Head of engine department Aurelio Lampredi