Ferrari 312 T4 n.11 winner Formula 1 World Champion 1979

FERRARI 312 T4 n.11

HISTORY

The Ferrari 312 T4 n.11, and the winning car of the Formula 1 World Championship in 1979. After the domination in 1978 of the Lotus 79 with its ground effect, all the opponents tried to copy this solution. Engineer Mauro Forghieri designed the new Ferrari trying to get a good ground effect, but the size of the V12 engine made it difficult. At the same time the engine proved to be the most powerful in the season.

Jody Scheckter with the Ferrari 312 T4 n.11 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1979, for the South African rider was the first and only world title. The season was an all Ferrari duel between Scheckter and team-mate Gilles Villeneuve. At the French Grand Prix, the Canadian driver and Rene Arnoux on Renault gave life to one of the most beautiful Formula 1 duels. Scheckter won three Grand Prix in season: Belgium, Monaco and Italy where he mathematically graduated World Champion. Ferrari also won the constructors title.

CHASSIS

Ferrari 312 T4
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4460 mm
Width: 2120 mm
Height: 1010 mm
Brakes: Disc steel
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Ferrari Tipo 015 2991,8 cc V12 a 180°
Power: > 515 CV injection
Drive Type: Rear
Transmission: Ferrari Type 015 five speed transverse gearbox manual
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1979 with driver Jody Scheckter
GP winner: GP of Belgium 1979, GP of Monaco 1979, GP of Italy 1979

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