Phil Hill, Drivers' World Champion in 1961
Formula 1 racing car.
Years of activity
Monte Carlo Grand Prix of 14.5.1961.
Rear. New type 178. 6 cylinders in 120° V. Light alloy cylinder block and heads. Press-fitted aluminium cylinder liners. 126 mm connecting rod. Water cooled.
Bore and stroke
73 x 58.8 mm.
Unitary and total capacity
246.1 / 1,476.60 cc.
Max. power output
190 bhp at 9,500 rpm.
2 valves per cylinder, 2 overhead cams per bank of cylinders, chain drive at front.
Single with two 40 IF 3C three-choke downdraft Weber carburettors.
Double. 2 Marelli coil-ignition units and Marchal 32 H FS sparkplugs.
Forced, with oil radiator and dry sump.
Rear. Dry, multi-plate clutch behind gearbox, damper springs. 543/C overhanging longitudinal gearbox with 5 speeds + reverse. Plunger type limited slip differential.
Variable depending on racing circuit.
Type 543/C. Steel tube frame.
Double wishbones: double overlapping triangles, coil springs and coaxial telescopic dampers.
Double wishbones: double overlapping trapeziums, coil springs and coaxial telescopic dampers.
Rack and pinion with damper.
Dunlop discs and callipers. Inboard at rear on the transmission housing. Independent circuits with double pump.
Front 5.00x15î, rear 6.00x15î. Dunlop.
Spoked light alloys.
1,200 mm / 1,200 mm.
Weight with water and oil
Fuel tank (litres)
150. Two 75-litre tanks at sides. (Petrol NO 98/100).
Aluminium single-seater body.