Alberto Ascari, winner of the 1951 German and Italian Grands Prix
Formula 1 racing car.
Years of activity
Italian Grand Prix in Monza on 3.9.1950.
12 cylinders in 60° V, front-mounted. Silumin monobloc and head, screw- fitted cylinder liners, cylinder spacing 108 mm, water cooled.
Bore and stroke
80 x 74.5 mm.
Unitary and total capacity
374.47 / 4,493.73 cc.
Max. power output
350 bhp at 7,000 rpm.
2 valves per cylinder, 1 overhead camshaft per bank of cylinders, rocker arms and pin springs, front chain drive.
3 Weber 42 DCF downdraft twin choke carburettors.
Single. 2 Magneti Marelli at the rear end of the camshafts, sparkplugs inside the V.
Forced with dry sump.
Rear. Multi-plate clutch, gearbox with 4 speeds + reverse in block with ZF self-locking differential.
Variable depending on racing circuit.
Longitudinals with elliptical section tubes and tubular cross members.
Double wishbone: double triangles, transverse lower leaf spring and Houdaille hydraulic lever dampers.
De Dion axle, transverse lower leaf spring, longitudinal struts, Houdaille hydraulic lever dampers.
Worm and sector.
Drums, finned bimetallic, on all 4 wheels with dual hydraulic actuation cylinders.
Front 5.50x16î, rear 7.50x17î. Pirelli.
Spoked, light alloy.
1,278 / 1,250 mm.
Weight with water and oil
195 litres of benzene/alcohol mixture. Rear-mounted.
Aluminium single-seater body.