Alberto Ascari, Drivers' World Champion with Ferrari in 1952 and 1953
Formula 2 racing car.
Years of activity
Bari Grand Prix of 29.9.1951
Front-mounted, 4 cylinders in line, light alloy cylinder block and head, screw-fitted cylinder liners and hemispherical combustion chambers. Water cooled.
Bore and stroke
90 x 78 mm.
Unitary and total capacity
496.21 / 1,984.85 cc.
Max. power output
185 bhp at 7,500 rpm.
Twin overhead cams, 2 valves per cylinder with tappets and rollers, cylindrical gear drive.
Naturally aspirated engine. 2 Weber 50DCO twin-choke carburettors or 4 Weber 45 DOE carburettors.
Double with two Marelli magnetos.
Rear. Multi-plate clutch. 4 speed gearbox + reverse.
Reduction from engine to gearbox
Variable depending on racing circuit.
Final drive ratio
Tubular longitudinals and cross members.
Independent, double wishbones, transverse lower leaf spring.
De Dion axle, transverse leaf spring.
Drums with hydraulic control.
Front 5.25x16", rear 5.50x16".
1,270 mm / 1,250 mm.
Fuel tank (litres)
N. a., mixture.