Singleseaters

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1951 500 F2
This is the single-seater in which Alberto Ascari won Ferrari its first World Title in 1952. He also delivered the second the following year. Ascari thus became the first Ferrari World Drivers’ Champion and the only Italian ever to win both F1 titles for Maranello.To find out more

1951 166 F2
The 166 F2 was built for Formula 2, a series launched in 1948 and which, at the time, only permitted the use of traditional naturally aspired engines of 2000 cc and under. The car made its debut in the Florence Grand Prix on September 26th 1948 with Raymond Sommers at its wheel. It competed until 1951, also racing in several grands prix in the first Formula 1 Championship season. To find out more

1981 126 CK
The 126 CK marked Ferrari’s return after a 31-year absence of turbo engines in Formula 1. The engineers initially experimented with the Comprex but eventually plumped for a 120° V6 with twin KKK turbos. The result was a car that although it retained several of the solutions used on the 312, had a different aerodynamic configuration. Gilles Villeneuve took two victories, one in Monte Carlo and one in Spain, in the 126 CK.To find out more

1985 F1 156-85
It was the first racer fully designed in Maranello with the CAD/CAM system and was rich in new contents. The name suggested a lot of features, like in many other models, since 1 and 5 indicated the capacity (1500 cm³) and 6 the number of cylinders. The car won the Canadian and German Grands Prix with Alboreto, while Harvey Postlewhite was the technical manager of the team, role previously occupied by Mauro Forghieri for 23 years. Ferrari ranked second in the Constructors’ Championship, also with the help of Swedish driver Stefan Johansson, who replaced Arnoux after the second race of the season. To find out more

1986 Ferrari Indy (CART) 637
This single-seater developed for the America CART series had a brief yet ill-fated life. Built as an experiment to evaluate Ferrari’s chances of realising his dream of winning the Indy 500, it never actually raced. However, the technicians directly involved in the project all felt it could indeed have acquitted itself with honour. Sadly, the car was shelved and then later loaned to Alfa Romeo which used it when building engines for the American classic. It laid forgotten for some years in a Milanese warehouse, but was later renovated and returned to Maranello.To find out more

1989 F1-89
The John Barnard-designed F1-89’s main innovation was an electro-hydraulic gearbox as it introduced steering wheel-mounted controls for the first time on a single-seater. 1989 was also Nigel Mansell’s debut year for Ferrari. Flanking Gerhard Berger, he won in Brazil, Hungary and Portugal. To find out more

1990 F1-90
The abbreviation of the 1990 racer was 641, the name of the body project, then it was called simply F1-90 to continue the tradition of previous years’ racers. The most evident technical novelties of the project were the torsion bar suspensions, which were held to be the best type available. In the meantime, Alain Prost had entered the Formula One team and won in Brazil, Mexico, Germany and France, where he obtained Ferrari’s victory no. 100 in Formula One. To find out more

1999 F399 – World Constructors’ Champions
After a 16-year, Ferrari won back the Constructors’ title with Michael Schumacher, Eddie Irvine and Mika Salo. The Finn replaced the German for six races after he was injured in an accident at Silverstone. Schumacher had started the season on a winning streak at Imola and Monte Carlo, and returned for the last two grands prix to help the team and Eddie Irvine who was still in with a chance of the Drivers’ title. After a win in the opening race in Australia, the Irishman also won in Austria, Germany and Malaysia but lost out on the title in the final race.To find out more

2000 F1-2000 – World Constructors’ and Drivers’ Champion
Both Constructors and Drivers’ Titles finally arrived with Michael Schumacher’s 10 victories, after a long 21-year wait. The Scuderia delivered those results with the F1-2000, a car that performed brilliantly on the track. Its main technical innovations were a lower centre of gravity and new materials.To find out more

2001 F2001 – World Constructors’ and Drivers’ Champion
The design of the F2001 was underpinned by a whole new design philosophy. In part due to new regulations, its aerodynamics were modified: it had a lower nose, a higher-mounted front wing assembly and longer flanks. Its engine, the 050, was weight-bearing and longitudinally mounted as was its titanium-encased gearbox while the signature periscope exhausts were retained at the rear. The season got off with Schumacher making a victorious debut in Australia, followed by a one-two in Sepang. The season ended with 9 wins, guaranteeing Ferrari both titles.To find out more

2002 F2002 – World Constructors’ and Drivers’ Champion
The F2002 delivered 15 wins in 17 grands prix as well as 9 one-twos and 10 pole positions. Ferrari had won the Drivers’ Championship by Magny-Cours giving Schumacher his fifth title, while the Constructors’ title was ensured by Budapest. Despite its apparent similarity to the F2001, the new car had been completely redesigned to improve its performance. It had a new, significantly lighter chassis while its flanks, radiators, exhausts and whole rear section had been restyled to boost aerodynamic efficiency and improve engine cooling. The new 051 engine was mated with a far less bulky cast titanium gearbox casing also. Great attention was given on optimising weight distribution too.To find out more

2003 F2003-GA – World Constructors’ and Drivers’ Champion
The superiority of the Scuderia Ferrari and Michael Schumacher in the 2002 season led FIA to change the rules, particularly with regard to qualifying, testing and the points scoring system. However, the season was a battle to the last and ended with Ferrari taking both the Drivers’ Title (Schumacher’s 6th title, beating Fangio’s record) and its 5th consecutive Constructors’ Championship only at the end of the last race at Suzuka. To find out more

2004 F2004 – World Constructors’ and Drivers’ Champion
The F2004 was Ferrari’s 50th single-seater. Known in-house as the 655, it was an evolution of the concepts already debuted in the F2003-GA: aside from a more downward-inclined nose, most of the other significant work was done at the rear.To find out more

2007 F2007 – World Constructors’ and Drivers’ Champion
The F2007 gave Ferrari both World Titles once again (with Kimi Räikkönen crowned Drivers’ Champion). Its design was the Scuderia’s interpretation of the technical regulations that came into force in 2007. These focused mainly on safety with more aggressive front and rear crash tests and the inclusion of a composite lateral protection structure around the driver’s sides. These modifications resulted in a car that was about 10 kg heavier.To find out more

2008 F2008 – World Constructors’ Champion
The F2008 gave Ferrari its 16th Constructors’ Title. The single-seater design was heavily influenced by the rule changes that year which included the introduction of the Standard Electronic Control Unit (SECU) for all teams. There were also modifications to rules governing gearboxes, safety and materials. All of this led to the car’s weight increasing, the elimination of a string of driver aids, and simplified differential, engine and gear-shifting management.To find out more

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