FERRARI 166 MM n.22
The Ferrari 166 MM n.22 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1949. The Maranello manufacturer presented the car to the Turin auto show in 1948 and obtained the first victory in the Mille Miglia. After the forced break from the second world war, the French government finances the remake of the French track damaged by the bombings. The Italian team decided to compete with private teams including that of Peter Mitchell-Thompson in art Lord Sendson.
Chinetti and Mitchell-Thompson won with the Ferrari 166 MM n.22 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1949, for the Italian manufacturer was the first success in the French race.
The cars registered were more French with the Delage, Talbot-Lago and Delahaye as seeded. At the finish the Delage n.15 led by Louveau and Jover came second with a gap of one lap, while in third place the Frazer-Nash n.26 of Aldington and Culpan with a gap of eleven laps.
Ferrari 166 MM
aluminium panels on steel frame, steel tubular frame
Length: 3607 mm
Width: 1524 mm
Height: 1067 mm
Brakes: Drums, all-round
Ferrari 1995 cc 60° V12
Power: 104 kW
Location: Front, longitudinally mounted
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Ferrari five speed manual
Tank Capacity: 90 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol
Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1949 with drivers Luigi Chinetti, Peter Mitchell-Thomson