Ferrari 412 T2

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Ferrari 412 T2
Jean Alesi Ferrari 1995.jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorFerrari
Designer(s)John Barnard
Predecessor412 T1
SuccessorF310
Technical specifications
Chassiscarbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Suspension (front)pushrod with torsion bars
Suspension (rear)pushrod with torsion bars
EngineFerrari Tipo 044 3.0 litre 75-degree V12
TransmissionFerrari six-speed semi-automatic sequential
FuelAgip
TyresGoodyear
Competition history
Notable entrantsScuderia Ferrari
Notable drivers27. France Jean Alesi
28. Austria Gerhard Berger
Debut1995 Brazilian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF.Laps
1711113

The Ferrari 412 T2 was the type name for the car used by Ferrari in the 1995 Formula One season.

Designed by John Barnard and Gustav Brunner, the car's design was largely influenced by major regulation changes imposed by the FIA after the dreadful events during the year before: the V12 engine was reduced from 3.5 to 3.0 litre, while new side protection structures were added around the driver's helmet. The aerodynamics were revised with the sides shortened to fit the radiators and other accessories, while front and rear wings were also changed to reduce downforce according to the new regulations. The T stood for Transverse, as the gearbox was mounted in this way, improving rear-end weight distribution.

This car was a step ahead compared to previous year's 412 T1, but still not able to bring Ferrari back into the fight for the title. Jean Alesi won in Canada: Alesi and Berger were also successful on other races, conquering 73 points for a third place in the Constructors' standings. This car also holds the famous distinction of being the last ever Formula 1 car to be powered by a V12 engine. It was also the last Formula One car to win a World Championship race using a V12 engine.

It was also the last Ferrari Formula One car to run on Agip fuel.

Both Alesi and Berger moved to Benetton for the 1996 season, and were replaced by Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine. Schumacher tested with the 412 T2 and declared the car to be "good enough to win a world championship."[citation needed]

The 412 T2 was replaced by the Ferrari F310 in 1996.

Gaming[edit]

The car appears in the video games F1 2017 and F1 2018, as part of the ‘classic cars’.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

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

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
1995 412 T2 044/1 3.0 V12 G BRA ARG SMR ESP MON CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR EUR PAC JPN AUS 73 3rd
France Jean Alesi 5 2 2 Ret Ret 1 5 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 2 5 Ret Ret
Austria Gerhard Berger 3 6 3 3 3 11 12 Ret 3 3 Ret Ret 4 Ret 4 Ret Ret

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