Nürburgring, 1 August : Niki Lauda in the German Grand Prix
Formula 1 racing car.
Years of activity
Champions Race of 14.3.1976.
Type 015. 12 cylinders in 180° V, rear-mounted. Light alloy cylinder block and head, press-fitted aluminium cylinder liners, 112 mm connecting rod, water cooled.
Bore and stroke
80 x 49.6 mm.
Unitary and total capacity
249.3168 / 2,991.801 cc.
Max. power output
500 bhp at 12,200 rpm.
4 valves per cylinder, 2 camshafts per bank of cylinders, chain drive at rear.
Lucas indirect injection.
Single. With coil-ignition unit and Dinoplex electronic capacitive discharge.
Pressurised, dry sump.
Rear. Borg & Beck multi-plate clutch. 015 gearbox with 5 speeds + reverse, transverse in block with limited slip friction plate differential.
Variable depending on racing circuit.
Type 629. Stress-bearing body: aluminium panels riveted to light alloy structure with various sections.
Double wishbone: double triangles, inboard spring/damper units.
Double wishbone: upper arm, lower trapezium, one central strut.
Rack and pinion.
Brembo discs, Lockheed callipers. Inboard at rear.
Front 9.2-20.0-13î, rear 16.2-26.0-13î. Goodyear.
Multi-piece. Front 10x13î, rear 19x13î.
1,510 mm / 1,420 mm.
Weight with water and oil
200 litres. 2 side + 1 central tanks. Petrol NO 98/100.
Single-seater aluminium body with composite elements.