Ferrari 246 Formula 1 Champion 1958 with Mike Hawthorn

FERRARI 246

HISTORY

The Ferrari 246 took part in the Formula One World Championship in 1958. The Maranello house entrusted the project of the car to Medardo Fantuzzi’s engineer, a veteran of the experience in Maserati, the car an old style, despite the innovations presented by the English opponents, had a great reliability.
Mike Hawthorn with the Ferrari 246 won the 1958 world championship. The british rider, famous for racing with the bow tie, won only the French Grand Prix during the season, but thanks to the five second places he conquered the world championship for a point in the confrontation of compatriot Stirling Moss at the wheel of the Vanwall. Ferrari unfortunately also took into account the death of Luigi Musso at the GP French and Peter Collins at the GP German.

CHASSIS

Ferrari 246
Aluminium body on chassis composed of two main elliptic tubes and other small tubes to form a light, rigid structure
Length: 4030 mm
Width: 1500 mm
Height: 980 mm
Brakes: drums, all round
Tyres: Pirelli

ENGINE

Ferrari Dino Type 246 65° V6, 2417 cc front, longitudinally mounted
Power: 205 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Ferrari Type 523 four speed Manual
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ?

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1958 with driver Mike Hawthorn
GP winner: GP of France 1958 with Mike Hawthorn, GP of Great Britain 1958 with Peter Collins

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