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Alberto Ascari, winner of the 1951 German and Italian Grands Prix



Model

375 F1


Type


Formula 1 racing car.

Years of activity


1950/1951.

First race


Italian Grand Prix in Monza on 3.9.1950.

Engine


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.

Compression ratio


11:1.

Max. power output


350 bhp at 7,000 rpm.

Timing gear


2 valves per cylinder, 1 overhead camshaft per bank of cylinders, rocker arms and pin springs, front chain drive.

Fuel feed


3 Weber 42 DCF downdraft twin choke carburettors.

Ignition


Single. 2 Magneti Marelli at the rear end of the camshafts, sparkplugs inside the V.

Lubrication


Forced with dry sump.

Transmission


Rear. Multi-plate clutch, gearbox with 4 speeds + reverse in block with ZF self-locking differential.

Gear ratios


Variable depending on racing circuit.

Frame


Longitudinals with elliptical section tubes and tubular cross members.

Front suspension


Double wishbone: double triangles, transverse lower leaf spring and Houdaille hydraulic lever dampers.

Rear suspension


De Dion axle, transverse lower leaf spring, longitudinal struts, Houdaille hydraulic lever dampers.

Steering


Worm and sector.

Brakes


Drums, finned bimetallic, on all 4 wheels with dual hydraulic actuation cylinders.

Tyres


Front 5.50x16, rear 7.50x17. Pirelli.

Rims


Spoked, light alloy.

Wheelbase


2,320 mm.

Front/rear track


1,278 / 1,250 mm.

Length


3,937 mm.

Width


1,428 mm.

Height


960 mm.

Weight with water and oil


720 kg.

Fuel tank


195 litres of benzene/alcohol mixture. Rear-mounted.

Bodywork


Aluminium single-seater body.