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Le Castellet, 9 July 1989: Nigel Mansell, second in the French Grand Prix



Model

F1-89


Type


Formula 1 racing car.

Years of activity


1989.

First race


Brazilian Grand Prix of 26.3.1989.

Engine


Type 035/5. 12 cylinders in 65° V, rear-mounted. Special cast iron cylinder block without press-fitted cylinder liners. Light alloy head. 112 mm connecting rod. Water cooled.

Bore and stroke


84 x 52.6 mm.

Unitary and total capacity


291.49 / 3,497.96 cc.

Compression ratio


11.5:1.

Max. power output


600 bhp at 12,500 rpm.

Timing gear


5 valves per cylinder (3 intake). 2 overhead camshafts per bank of cylinders. Gear drive at front.

Fuel feed


Weber-Marelli digital electronic indirect injection with 2 injectors.

Ignition


Single. Magneti Marelli electronic static.

Lubrication


Pressurised. Dry sump.

Transmission


Rear. Three-plate steel clutch with mechanical and automatic control. 640/A longitudinal overhanging gearbox with 7 speeds + reverse, semi- automatic with electronic management.

Gear ratios


Variable depending on racing circuit.

Frame


Type 640. Single-piece monococque. Material: carbon fibre and Kevlar honeycomb.

Front suspension


Double wishbones: 2 overlapping elliptic section triangles, strut or push-rod springing.

Rear suspension


Double wishbones: upper triangle, lower trapezium, strut or push-rod springing.

Steering


Rack and pinion.

Brakes


Ventilated carbon discs and monolithic Brembo callipers on all 4 wheels.

Tyres


Front 25.0-10.0-13, rear 26.0-15.0-13. Goodyear.

Rims


Cast single piece. Front 11.75x13, rear 16x13.

Wheelbase


2,855 mm.

Front/rear track


1,800 mm / 1,675 mm.

Length


4,400 mm.

Width


2,130 mm.

Height


950 mm.

Weight with water and oil


515 kg.

Fuel tank


192/203 litres. 1 central, 2 side tanks. Fuel 102 RON.

Alternator/dynamo


Marelli 5037000.1.

Bodywork


Composite. Fully detachable and removable.