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Luigi Musso



Model

801 F1


Type


Formula 1 racing car.

Years of activity


1957.

First race


Argentine Grand Prix of 13.1.1957.

Engine


8 cylinders in 90° V, aspirated, front-mounted, light alloy cylinder block and head, press-fitted cast iron cylinder liners, 135 mm connecting rod, water cooled.

Bore and stroke


76 x 68.5 mm.

Unitary and total capacity


310.75 / 2,485.98 cc.

Compression ratio


11.5:1.

Max. power output


275 bhp at 8,400 rpm.

Timing gear


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

Fuel feed


4 Solex 40 PII vertical twin choke carburettors.

Ignition


Double, with 2 Marelli magnetos.

Lubrication


Forced with dry sump.

Transmission


Rear. Dry twin-plate clutch, rear transverse gearbox with 5 speeds + reverse, in block with self-locking differential.

Gear ratios


Variable depending on racing circuit.

Frame


Type F1 8CL Steel tube structure.

Front suspension


Double wishbones: double triangles, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar.

Rear suspension


De Dion axle, 2 longitudinal struts, transverse upper leaf spring, Houdaille lever dampers.

Steering


Worm and sector.

Brakes


Bimetallic finned drums on all four wheels. Hydraulic control.

Tyres


Front 5.50x16, rear 7.00x16. Englebert.

Rims


Spoked, light alloy.

Wheelbase


2,280 mm.

Front/rear track


1,305 / 1,334 mm.

Length


3,850 mm.

Width


1,448 mm.

Height


962 mm.

Weight with water and oil


650 kg.

Fuel tank


200 litres. 2 side and 1 rear tank. (Aircraft fuel NO 100/130).

Bodywork


Aluminium single-seater body.