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General data  
Grand Prix season/s 1952 - 1953
Racing drivers Alberto Ascari, Luigi Villoresi, Piero Taruffi, Giuseppe Farina, Andre Simon, Mike Hawthorn
Race numbers Various
VIN span 1 – 6
Number produced 6
Presentation 23 September 1951 in Modena
   
Technical Specifications  
Chassis Steel tubular frame with longitudinal chassis beams
Length 3988 mm
Width 1402 mm
Height 1050 mm
Wheelbase 2160 mm
Front track 1278 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 16“, 5.50 – 16
Rear tyres 16“, 6.00 – 16
Tyres Pirelli tread tyres
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
   
Engine  
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
Fuel management 2 Weber horizontal double cross-flow carburettors, type 45 DOE
Maximum power 185 hp – 7.500 rpm
Gearbox 4 gears + rev.
Clutch Multi disc clutch
Engine weight -
   
Team  
Team manager Nello Ugolini
Design engineer/s Ferrari
Engine Aurelio Lampredi
   
VINs  
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Good to know:
  • Regulations: Only the best 4 races counted towards the Championship
  • 1952: 4 short exhaust pipes, later changed over to one exhaust pipe on the left side of the car
  • 1st Drivers World Championship for Alberto Ascari in 1952 with 36 points. Total points: 53,5
  • 6 Grand Prix victories by Alberto Ascari 1952
  • 1 Grand Prix victory by Piero Taruffi 1952
  • 2nd Drivers World Championship for Alberto Ascari in 1953 with 34,5 points. Total points: 47
  • 5 Grand Prix victories by Alberto Ascari 1953
  • 1 Grand Prix victory by Mike Hawthorn 1953
  • 1 Grand Prix victory by Giuseppe Farina 1953
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