Designed in 1961 by an old Alfa Romeo hand, Carlo Chiti, the Ferrari 156 was nicknamed as ‘sharknose’ because of presence of air-intake nostrils. The development of this 1476 cc 120° V6 engine car was done after F1 regulations changed with reduced engine displacement i.e. From earlier 2.5 litre to 1.5 litre.
First debuting at the Monaco GP, this car participated in several races including Nuerburgring and Circuit de Spa Francorchamps with drivers Giancarlo Baghetti, Wolfgang von Trips and Phil Hill behind it’s wheels.
In one season itself, this car won five of the eight races including one at the Spa with the first four positions. That season was 1961 and in this race at the GP Belgium, this car driven by American Phil Hill came first after completion of 30 laps. The other following 3 positions were taken up by German Wolfgang von Trips (2nd), American Richie Ginther (3rd) and Belgian Olivier Gendebien taking the 4th position.
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|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||14 x 7 x 6.5|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|