Ferrari 156 F1

Ferrari 156
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CategoryFormula One
Designer(s)Vittorio Jano (Technical Director)
Carlo Chiti (Chief Designer)
Predecessor246 F1/246 P
Technical specifications
ChassisTubular Spaceframe
EngineFerrari Type 178, 1,476 cc (90.1 cu in), 120° V6 2 valves per cylinder DOHC, naturally aspirated Mid-engined, longitudinally mounted
TransmissionFerrari Type 543/C 5-speed manual
Competition history
Notable entrantsScuderia Ferrari
Scuderia Sant Ambroeus
Notable driversUnited States Phil Hill
West Germany Wolfgang von Trips
United States Richie Ginther
Belgium Willy Mairesse
Italy Giancarlo Baghetti
Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez
Italy Lorenzo Bandini
United Kingdom John Surtees
Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti
Debut1961 Monaco Grand Prix
Constructors' Championships2 (1961, 1964)[1]
Drivers' Championships1 (1961Phil 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.

Phil Hill won the 1961 World Championship of Drivers[2] and Ferrari secured the 1961 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers,[3] both victories achieved with the 156.[4]

  1. ^ In the 1964 season the 156 was used in 6 Grands Prix, driven by Lorenzo Bandini (4 races), Ludovico Scarfiotti and Pedro Rodríguez (each 1) and scored 9 points for the Constructors' Championship.
  2. ^ FIA Yearbook 1973, Grey section, pages 118–119
  3. ^ FIA Yearbook 1973, Grey section, pages 120–121
  4. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, pages 38–40