Juan Manuel Fangio, Drivers' World Champion with Ferrari in 1956
Formula 1 racing car.
Years of activity
International Oulton Gold Cup Meeting of 24.9.1955.
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.
Max. power output
265 bhp at 8,000 rpm.
2 valves per cylinder, 2 overhead camshafts per bank of cylinders, chain drive.
4 Solex 40 PII vertical twin choke carburettors.
Double. 2 Marelli magnetos.
Forced with dry sump.
Rear. Dry, twin-plate clutch, rear transverse gearbox with 5 speeds + reverse, in block with self-locking differential.
Variable depending on racing circuit.
Steel tube structure.
Double wishbones: double triangles, transverse lower leaf spring, telescopic inboard dampers connected to wheels by rocker arms.
De Dion axle, transverse upper leaf spring, Houdaille lever dampers.
Worm and sector.
Drums on all four wheels with hydraulic control.
Front 5.50x16î, rear 7.00x16î. Englebert.
Spoked, light alloy.
1,270 / 1,270 mm.
Weight with water and oil
190 litres of mixture. rear mounted.
Aluminium single-seater body. Single unit with false side fuel tanks with purely aerodynamic function between the wheels.