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Montecarlo, 22 May 1966: Lorenzo Bandini, second in the Monaco Grand Prix



Model

246 F1-66


Type


Formula 1 racing car.

Years of activity


1966.

First race


Siracusa Grand Prix of 1.5.1966

Engine


Type 228. Rear-mounted. 6 cylinders in 65 V, with light alloy cylinder block and head. Press-fitted cast iron cylinder liners. 126 mm connecting rod. Water cooled.

Bore and stroke


90 x 63 mm.

Unitary and total capacity


400.789 / 2,404.734 cc.

Compression ratio


11.2:1.

Max. power output


249 bhp at 8,500 rpm.

Timing gear


2 valves per cylinder, 2 overhead camshafts per bank of cylinders.

Fuel feed


Lucas indirect injection.

Ignition


Marelli SB 266 DTEM distributor.

Transmission


Rear. Dry, multi-plate clutch, 597 gearbox with 5 speeds + reverse.

Gear ratios


Variable depending on racing circuit.

Frame


Type 579/FL (in the Italian G. P. configuration). Double wall of aluminium panels riveted to steel tube structure to form a stress-bearing semi-monococque.

Front suspension


Double wishbones: upper rocker arm, lower triangle, coil springs and inboard coaxial dampers.

Rear suspension


Double wishbones: upper arm, inverted lower triangle, coaxial spring/damper units, 2 longitudinal struts per side.

Steering


Rack and pinion.

Brakes


Girling discs. Inboard at rear mounted of differential housing, independent circuits with double pump.

Tyres


Front 5.50x14, rear 7.00x14. Dunlop.

Rims


Cast in light alloy. Front 7.50x13, rear 9.50x13.

Wheelbase


2,380 mm.

Front/rear track


1,368 mm / 1,360 mm.

Length


3,950 mm.

Width


697 mm.

Height


768 mm.

Weight with water and oil


468 kg.

Fuel tank


125 litres (2 side tanks). Petrol NO 98/100.

Battery


12 Volt Safa.

Bodywork


Single-seater aluminium body and composite elements.