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Watkins Glen, 3 October 1965 - Pedro Rodriguez, fifth in the U.S. Grand Prix



Model

512 F1


Type


Formula 1 racing car.

Years of activity


1964/1965.

First race


U. S. Grand Prix (Watkins Glen) of 4.10.1964.

Engine


Type 207, new design, 12 cylinders in 180° V, light alloy cylinder block and head, press-fitted cast iron cylinder liners, 110 mm connecting rod. Rear-mounted. Water cooled.

Bore and stroke


56 x 50.4 mm.

Unitary and total capacity


124.135 / 1,489.631 cc.

Compression ratio


9.8:1.

Max. power output


220 bhp at 12,000 rpm.

Timing gear


2 valves per cylinder, 2 camshafts per bank of cylinders. Chain drive.

Fuel feed


Lucas indirect injection.

Ignition


Single. Coil-ignition (2 distributors and 2 coils).

Lubrication


Forced, with radiator. Dry sump.

Transmission


Rear. Multi-plate clutch. 12C overhanging longitudinal gearbox with 5 speeds + reverse, plunger type limited slip differential.

Gear ratios


Variable depending on racing circuit.

Frame


Type 582. Stress-bearing body: aluminium panels with double wall riveted to steel tube structure.

Front suspension


Double wishbones: upper rocker arms. lower triangle, coil springs, inboard coaxial dampers and anti-roll bar.

Rear suspension


Double wishbones: upper arm, inverted lower triangle, coaxial spring/damper unit, 2 reaction arms and anti-roll bar.

Steering


Rack and pinion.

Brakes


Dunlop discs and callipers. Mounted inboard on rear axle housing. Independent hydraulic circuits with double pump.

Tyres


Front 5.50/6.00x13", rear 7.00x 13". Dunlop.

Rims


Cast light alloy. Front 7.00-7.50x13", rear 8.50x13".

Wheelbase


2,400 mm.

Front/rear track


1,350 mm / 1,350 mm.

Length


3,950 mm.

Width


697 mm.

Height


768 mm.

Weight with water and oil


490 kg.

Fuel tank (litres)


140 (2 side and 1 rear). Petrol NO 98/100.

Battery


12V

Bodywork


Composite.