John Surtees, Drivers' World Champion in 1964
Formula 1 racing car.
Years of activity
Siracusa Grand Prix of 12.4.1964.
Type 205/B. Rear-mounted. 8 cylinders in 90° V, light alloy cylinder block and heads, cast iron cylinder liners, crankshaft with 5 bearings, 120 mm connecting rod, water cooled.
Bore and stroke
67 x 52.8 mm.
Unitary and total capacity
186.1544 / 1,489.2355 cc.
Max. power output
210 bhp at 11,000 rpm.
2 valves per cylinder, 2 overhead cams per bank of cylinders, chain drive.
Bosch direct injection, pump driven by toothed belt.
Double. Marelli coil-ignition (2 distributors and 4 coils).
Pressurised with radiator. Dry sump.
Rear. Dry, multi-plate clutch, 579 overhanging longitudinal gearbox with 5 speeds + reverse, plunger type limited slip differential.
Variable depending on racing circuit.
Type 579. Aluminium panels with double wall riveted to a steel tube structure to form a stress-bearing semi-monococque.
Double wishbones: upper rocker arm, lower triangle, coaxial inboard coil springs and dampers.
Double wishbones: upper arm, inverted lower triangle, coaxial springs/dampers, 2 longitudinal struts per side.
Rack and pinion.
Dunlop discs and callipers. Inboard at rear on the differential housing, independent circuits with double pump.
Front 5.50/6.00x13î, rear 7.00x13î. Dunlop.
Cast in light alloy. Front 7.00x13î. Rear 8.50x13î.
1,350 mm / 1,350 mm.
Weight with water and oil
Fuel tank (litres)
125 (2 side tanks). Petrol: NO 98/100.
12 Volt ìSafaî.
Aluminium single-seater body with composite components.