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General data  
Grand Prix season/s 1954
Racing drivers Mike Hawthorn, Maurice Trintignant, Jose Froilan Gonzalez, Umberto Maglioli, Giuseppe Farina, Piero Taruffi, Robert Manzon
Race numbers Various
VIN span 01 - 04
Number produced 4
Presentation 1954 - Test in Modena
   
Technical Specifications  
Chassis 511 - Steel tubular frame with longitudinal chassis beams
Length 3988 mm
Width 1427 mm
Height 1020 mm
Wheelbase 2000 or 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, Later changed over to coil springs
Rear suspension De Dion rear suspension, transverse leaf springs, Houdaille lever-type shock absorbers, double trailing links per side
Front tyres 5.50 x 16“
Rear tyres 7.00 x 16“
Tyres Englebert 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 600 kg
Fuel tank Approx. 180 litres
Body material Aluminium
   
Engine  
Type 105 - Lampredi in-line engine
Number of cylinders 4
Displacement 2497,6 ccm
Bore and stroke 100 x 79,5 mm
Camshaft 2 overhead
Valves 2 per cylinder
Valve control Valve springs
Compression ratio 12:1
Lubrication Dry sump
Ignition Double ignition, 2 magnetos
Fuel management 2 Weber horizontal double cross-flow carburettors, type 50 DCOA
Maximum power Approx. 190 - 260 hp – 7.200 rpm
Gearbox 5 gears + rev.
Clutch Multi disc clutch
Engine weight -
   
Team  
Director of Gestione Sportiva Nello Ugolini
Design engineer/s Ferrari
Engine Aurelio Lampredi
   
VINs  
  01, 02, 03, 04
Good to know:
  • Regulations: Only the five best races counted towards the championship.
  • First race: Grand Prix Syracuse 1954
  • 2nd place Drivers World Championship 1954 by Jose Froilan Gonzalez with 25 points. Total points: 26,5
  • 3rd place in Drivers World Championship 1954 by Mike Hawthorn with 24,5 points.
  • 4th place in Drivers World Championship 1954 by Maurice Trintignant with 17 points.
  • 1 Grand Prix victory by Mike Hawthorn - Spain 1954 - 553 F1 Squalo, no 38
  • Grand Prix Belgium and France 1954: 554 F1 Squalo with 240 hp – 7.500 rpm
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