|Designer(s)||Vittorio Jano (Technical Director)|
Carlo Chiti (Chief Designer)
|Predecessor||246 F1/246 P|
|Engine||Ferrari Type 178, 1,476 cc (90.1 cu in), 120° V6 2 valves per cylinder DOHC, naturally aspirated Mid-engined, longitudinally mounted|
|Transmission||Ferrari Type 543/C 5-speed manual|
|Notable entrants||Scuderia Ferrari|
Scuderia Sant Ambroeus
|Notable drivers|| Phil Hill|
Wolfgang von Trips
|Debut||1961 Monaco Grand Prix|
|Constructors' Championships||2 (1961, 1964)|
|Drivers' Championships||1 (1961 – Phil Hill)|
|n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to|
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.
The Ferrari 156 was a racing car made by Ferrari in 1961 to comply with then-new Formula One regulations that reduced engine displacement from 2.5- to 1.5-litres, similar to the pre-1961 Formula Two class for which Ferrari had developed a mid-engined car also called 156 F2.