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Nürburgring, 1 August : Niki Lauda in the German Grand Prix



Model

312 T2


Type


Formula 1 racing car.

Years of activity


1976/1977/1978.

First race


Champions Race of 14.3.1976.

Engine


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.

Compression ratio


11.5:1.

Max. power output


500 bhp at 12,200 rpm.

Timing gear


4 valves per cylinder, 2 camshafts per bank of cylinders, chain drive at rear.

Fuel feed


Lucas indirect injection.

Ignition


Single. With coil-ignition unit and Dinoplex electronic capacitive discharge.

Lubrication


Pressurised, dry sump.

Transmission


Rear. Borg & Beck multi-plate clutch. 015 gearbox with 5 speeds + reverse, transverse in block with limited slip friction plate differential.

Gear ratios


Variable depending on racing circuit.

Frame


Type 629. Stress-bearing body: aluminium panels riveted to light alloy structure with various sections.

Front suspension


Double wishbone: double triangles, inboard spring/damper units.

Rear suspension


Double wishbone: upper arm, lower trapezium, one central strut.

Steering


Rack and pinion.

Brakes


Brembo discs, Lockheed callipers. Inboard at rear.

Tyres


Front 9.2-20.0-13, rear 16.2-26.0-13. Goodyear.

Rims


Multi-piece. Front 10x13, rear 19x13.

Wheelbase


2,560 mm.

Front/rear track


1,510 mm / 1,420 mm.

Length


4,316 mm.

Width


1,930 mm.

Height


1,430 mm.

Weight with water and oil


592 kg.

Fuel tank


200 litres. 2 side + 1 central tanks. Petrol NO 98/100.

Battery


Safa W.

Bodywork


Single-seater aluminium body with composite elements.