Jacky Ickx, winner of the 1968 French Grand Prix
312 F1 - 1968
Formula 1 racing car.
Years of activity
South African Grand Prix of 1.1.1968.
Type 242C. Rear-mounted. 12 cylinders in 60° V, light alloy cylinder block and head, press-fitted special cast iron cylinder liners, 112 mm connecting rod, water cooled.
Bore and stroke
77 x 53.5 mm.
Unitary and total capacity
249.1297 / 2,989.556 cc.
Max. power output
410 bhp at 11,000 rpm.
4 valves per cylinder with 30† angle, 2 camshafts per bank of cylinders, chain drive.
Lucas indirect injection.
Single. 2 distributors and 2 coils.
Pressurised with radiator. Dry sump.
Rear. Borg & Beck multi-plate clutch. 606L rear longitudinal overhanging gearbox with 5 speeds + reverse, ZF self-locking plunger-type differential.
Variable depending on racing circuit.
Type 606B. Stress-bearing body: aluminium panels in double wall riveted to steel tube structure.
Double wishbone, upper arm, lower triangle, inboard spring/damper units and anti-roll bar.
Double wishbone: upper arm, inverted lower triangle, 2 longitudinal struts and anti-roll bar.
Rack and pinion.
Girling discs and callipers. Inboard at rear on differential housing, independent hydraulic circuits.
Front 4.75-10.30-15î, rear 6.00-12.30-15î. Firestone.
Cast light alloy. Front 9.5x15î. Rear 12.5x15î.
1,550 / 1,557 mm.
Weight with water and oil
182 litres in Pirelli rubber containers.
12 Volt Safa.
Aluminium single-seater body with composite elements.