Ferrari 246P

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Ferrari 246P
Ferrari 156P
Category Formula One
Formula Two
Constructor Ferrari
Designer(s) Vittorio Jano
Carlo Chiti
Predecessor 246 F1
Successor 156
Technical specifications
Chassis Steel spaceframe
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar.
Suspension (rear) Double wishbones, coil springs and co-axial telescopic dampers.
Axle track Front: 1,220 mm (48 in)
Rear: 1,190 mm (47 in)
Wheelbase 2,320 mm (91 in)
Engine Ferrari Type 171, 2,417 cc (147.5 cu in), 65° V6, naturally aspirated Mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Ferrari 543 5-speed manual
Weight 550 kg (1,210 lb)
Fuel Shell
Tyres Dunlop
Competition history
Notable entrants Scuderia Ferrari
Notable drivers United States Richie Ginther
Debut 1960 Monaco Grand Prix
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Ferrari 246P (also known as Ferrari 156P in some configurations) was a Formula One race car prototype used by Ferrari in 1960.[1] It was Ferrari's first mid-engined car. It's mid-engined, as the engine was in front of the rear axle, but described as rear-engined in references, as was the practice in 1960. Formula One car, using a Dino V6 engine of 2417 cc.[2][3] It was also fitted with a 1.5-litre engine on occasion, e.g. at 1960 Italian Grand Prix, where it conformed to F2 regulations[3][4] and was also known as Ferrari 156P[5] when it was heavily revised for 1960 Italian Grand Prix as well as other races in 1960, including 1960 Solitude Grand Prix and 1960 Modena Grand Prix.[3][6][7]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)(results in bold indicate pole position, results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points WCC
1960 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 171 2.4 V6 D ARG MON 500 NED BEL FRA GBR POR ITA USA 26
Richie Ginther 6
Ferrari 1.5 V6 Wolfgang Von Trips 5

* Includes points scored by the Ferrari 246


  • Small, Steve (2000). Grand Prix Who's Who (3rd ed.). Travel Publishing. ISBN 1-902-00746-8.
  1. ^ "Ferrari 246P". Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Ferrari 246P". F1Technical. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  3. ^ a b c Ferrari 246P on
  4. ^ Small (2000), p. 232
  5. ^ "Ferrari 156P". Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  6. ^ "Formula 2 Solitude Grand Prix 1960 standings". Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  7. ^ "Formula 2 Modena Grand Prix 1960 standings". Retrieved 2017-10-07.