Ferrari

Ferrari

1960
1961

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THREE WORLD TITLES IN ONE SEASON

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246 SP
156 F1
1962
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MomentsGarage
1947
1947FIRST VICTORY
1948Launch of 166 MM
1949TRIUMPH AT LE MANS
1950
1950A RED MILLE MIGLIA
1950DEBUT IN F1
1951FIRST F1 WIN
1952MARZOTTO'S MONACO WIN
1952VICTORY FOR ASCARI
1953SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONS
1954LAST PAN AMERICAN
1954QUEEN OF PARIS
1955THE LADY OF THE COUPÉ
1956FANGIO CHAMPION
1957LAST MILLE MIGLIA
1957CALIFORNIA DREAMING
1958ELEGANT CHAMPION
1959AMERICAN RESISTANCE
1960
1960SERIES BEGINS
1961RED MONOPOLY
1962MASTERPIECE
1963LE MANS, ITALY
1964HERO OF THE TWO WORLDS
1965VICTORY AT TARGA
1966365 P JEWEL
1967LEGENDARY FINISH
1968TRIBUTE TO THE TRIUMPH
1968ARGENTINE TANGO
1969DINO OF TASMANIA
1969MASTERS OF EUROPE
1969A NEW PARTNER
1970
1970THE 512 S MIRACLE
1971THE 365 GT4 BB
1972CLEAN SWEEP FOR 312 P
1972HOME TRACK
1973DINO 308 GT4 ARRIVES
1974FEVER AT 50
1975LAUDA CHAMPION
1975FIRST TIME
1976AUTOMATICALLY LOVELY
1977NIKI DOUBLE
1978PROPHET AT HOME
1979SCHECKTER WORLD TITLE
1980
19804 PLACES, 8TH TITLE
1981TURBO WIN IN MONACO
1982UNSTOPPABLE 308 GTB
1983OPEN AIR PLEASURE
1984FIRST OF A KIND
1984MASTERPIECE OF STYLE
1985328, LAST ACT
1986AMERICAN SURPRISE
1987ENZO’S DREAM
1988DAY OF FAREWELL
1989MANSELL’S GEARS
1990
1990100TH F1 WIN
1991EVOLUTION OF AN ICON
1992A CLASSIC GT
1993DEDICATED TO CUSTOMERS
1994EXTREME REFINEMENT
1995F1 IN A ROAD CAR
1996SCHUMY’S FIRST
1997REVOLUTIONARY GEARBOX
1998SHAPE AND SPEED
1999RETURN TO THE TOP
2000
200021 YEARS LATER
2001SECOND WORLD TITLE
2002HOMAGE TO THE FOUNDER
2003REMEMBERING AGNELLI
2004UNSTOPPABLE
2005SUPERAMERICA MAGIC
2006EXCLUSIVE XX PROGRAMME
2007KIMI FINAL MASTERPIECE
2008STILL CHAMPIONS
2009BENCHMARK CAR
2010
2010RED FUN
2011FF FOR EVERY CONDITION
2012PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN
2013EXTREME INNOVATION
2014THE ULTIMATE
2015INTO THE FUTURE
201670 YEARS OF AN ICON
2016STOCK MARKET LAUNCH
2017HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY!
2018Farewell Sergio
2019
1961The domain of endurance

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THREE WORLD TITLES IN ONE SEASON
There are times in life when everything goes well, bringing joy and success, loads of success! The year 1961 was destined to be one of the best for Enzo Ferrari. The Prancing Horse became the embodiment of speed on four wheels. His Scuderia was the essence of motor racing; his cars perfect and nigh on invincible creations.
After two difficult years with little in the way of success in F1, 1959 and 1960 were the apotheosis, also due to a radical shift in the regulations. Before this, however, Ferrari went through something of an inner struggle. Enzo had to change his mind and agree to put ‘the cart before the horse’ by launching a single-seater and sports car with the engine behind the driver. The decision paid off extraordinarily, with three world titles in one go: Drivers’ and Constructors’ in F1, plus the World Sportscar Championship. Of course, not everything went right as with the tragic death of Ferrari driver Wolfgang von Trips. In addition, that triumphant season ended in a storm, with the team acquiring a totally new management and technical leadership. The 156 F1 designed by Carlo Chiti astonished everyone because it was the first Ferrari mid-engine single-seater. It was dubbed ‘the shark’, due to its innovatively shaped nose with two angled vents that made it look like the great predator. This car helped Phil Hill to win the Drivers’ title by one point over the unfortunate Von Trips, who lost his life in Monza, together with 15 fans. The other Ferrari driver, Richie Ginther, was fifth in the final rankings. Phil Hill set a new Nürburgring record in qualifying, lapping in less than nine minutes, and was also the first American driver to win the F1 World Championship.
The young Giancarlo Baghetti also had a day of glory in the 156, winning on his F1 debut at Reims, with a Scuderia Sant’Ambroeus vehicle hired from the Italian federation. The World Sportscar Championship danced to the same tune. Scuderia Ferrari dominated right from the 12 Hours of Sebring, when four 250 Testa Rossas took the top four places. Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien came first. The Belgian driver – this time paired with Von Trips – repeated the feat soon after at the Targa Florio, behind the wheel of the 246 SP. While the Nürburgring 1000 Kilometres just yielded placings (from 2nd to 5th), the 24 Hours of Le Mans brought another great hat-trick, Hill and Gendebien won again. However, the Italians Lorenzo Bandini and Giorgio Scarlatti won the last World Championship race, the Pescara Grand Prix. The SP 246 was the first mid-engine Ferrari in the Sportscar category, with a very aerodynamic shape, and a low bonnet with a double oblique air intake. It was powered by a 2,500 cc V6 engine. The 250 Testa Rossa, took its name from the colour of the cylinder head.
In this case, only the valve covers were actually painted, but the name remains, to recall the previous model. It is perhaps Maranello’s most famous sports car. This car, designed especially for teams and privateer drivers, adopted the new 3-litre engine.

1961 Masterpicies 

246 SP
156 F1
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