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General data  
Grand Prix season/s 1954 - 1955
Racing drivers Piero Taruffi, Giuseppe Farina, Mike Hawthorn, Maurice Trintignant, Jose Froilan Gonzalez, Umberto Maglioli
Race numbers Various
VIN span 1 - 8, 0208, 540, 54/1
Number produced Approx. 8
Presentation -
   
Technical Specifications  
Chassis 511 - Steel tubular frame with longitudinal chassis beams
Length 3988 mm
Width 1427 mm
Height 1020 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 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 16“, 5.50 – 16
Rear tyres 16“, 7.00 – 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, mounted in the rear end
Body material Aluminium
   
Engine  
Type 107 - Lampredi in-line engine
Number of cylinders 4
Displacement 2498,3 ccm
Bore and stroke 94 x 90 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 50 DCOA
Maximum power 250 – 265 hp – 7.200 rpm
Gearbox 4 gears + rev.
Clutch Multi disc clutch
Engine weight -
   
Team  
Director of Gestione Sportiva Nello Ugolini
Design engineer/s Ferrari
Engine Aurelio Lampredi
   
VINs  
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 0208, 540, 54/1
Good to know:
  • Regulations: Only the best 5 races counted towards the championship
  • Upgrade of 500 F2, 2500 ccm maximal displacement
  • 2nd place Drivers World Championship 1954 by Jose Froilan Gonzalez with 25 points. Total points: 26,5
  • 1 Grand Prix victory by Jose Foilan Gonzalez - Grand Prix England 1954; 2nd place by Mike Hawthorn
  • 1 Grand Prix victory by Maurice Trintignant – Grand Prix Monaco 1955, S/N 0208
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