Ferrari F1-87/88C - Ferrari F1-87/88C
|Predecessor:||Ferrari F1 / 87|
|Motor:||Ferrari Tipo 033A, 90 ° V6 Turbo 2.5 bar boost pressure|
|Driver:||27. Michele Alboreto |
28. Gerhard Berger
|First start:||1988 Brazilian Grand Prix|
|Last start:||1988 Australian Grand Prix|
|World Cup points:||65|
|Leadership laps:||27 over 119.074 km|
Development history and technology
The Ferrari was a further development of the previous year's car, the Ferrari F1 / 87 . In favor of the rule change for 1989, Ferrari decided against an expensive new development and only adapted the F1 / 87 to the modified rules for 1988. These rules limited the boost pressure of the turbo engine from 4.5 to 2.5 bar . In addition, the amount of gasoline available in the race was limited to 150 liters. In the course of the season it became clear that the revised engine was very powerful, but consumed too much gasoline. The chassis was only revised in detail. The engine cover has been flattened a bit and new front and rear wings have been developed.
The 1988 season was a trial year for Scuderia Ferrari; both driver and constructor titles were out of reach at all times. The racing car wasn't too slow, but overall it wasn't up to the McLaren MP4 / 4 . In contrast to all other engine manufacturers, Honda had developed a completely new engine instead of just adapting the existing material to the new regulations like Ferrari. As a result, McLaren was far superior to the competition and set many records. However, since most of the competing teams had switched back to naturally aspirated engines with a view to the coming season and the Lotus team, which continues to drive with turbo, again with its 100Toffered a worse overall package, Ferrari remained the only team that could generally put McLaren under pressure, and was thus practically subscribed to the places behind Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost .
Especially in the first part of the season, Ferrari suffered from the far too high fuel consumption of the engine. That was clearly evident at the British Grand Prix . Pole setter Berger led the field together with Ayrton Senna by a large margin before he had to slow down to save fuel. Senna was able to overtake Berger on lap 14, as Berger was informed that he was already running out of fuel for the last five laps. Berger's team-mate Alboreto ran out of fuel two laps before the end of the race, while Berger dropped from first to ninth place. Technical Director John Barnard gave early in the seasonnew guidelines for the engine in order to reduce consumption while maintaining the same performance. However, this was long ignored for various reasons, possibly related to Barnard's unpopularity with Ferrari's Italian workforce.
The only race that McLaren didn't win was the Italian Grand Prix , won by Gerhard Berger; It was the only Ferrari victory in 1988 and came about under strange circumstances when Alain Prost was eliminated and then Ayrton Senna collided with Williams driver Jean-Louis Schlesser while lapping. Michele Alboreto completed the double success. The race was very emotional for the team in that it was the first victory after Enzo Ferrari's death a month earlier. At the end of the season, the new V12 naturally aspirated engine was installed in the chassis of the F1-87 / 88C for test purposes and was to be used in the following season.
|1988 Formula 1 season||65||2.|
|green||–||Placement in the points|
|blue||–||Classified outside of the point ranks|
|violet||DNF||Race not finished (did not finish)|
|Rot||DNQ||did not qualify|
|DNPQ||failed in pre-qualification (did not pre-qualify)|
|White||DNS||not at the start (did not start)|
|Light Blue||PO||only participated in the training (practiced only)|
|TD||Friday test driver|
|without||DNP||did not participate in the training (did not practice)|
|INJ||injured or sick|
|DNA||did not arrive|
|no World Cup participation|
|other||P / bold||Pole-Position|
|SR / italics||Fastest race lap|
not at the finish, |
but counted due to the distance covered
|underlined||Leader in the overall ranking|
- David Hodges: Racing Cars from A – Z after 1945. Motorbuch-Verlag Stuttgart, 1st edition 1994, ISBN 3-613-01477-7 .