Ferrari 312T - Ferrari 312T

Niki Lauda in Great Britain 1975, with the first version of this car.
Jody Scheckter displaying his 312T4 ahead of the 2019 Italian Grand Prix .
Ferrari 312T5, used by Gilles Villeneuve in the 1981 season.

The Ferrari 312T , also 312T2 , 312T2B , 312T3 , 312T4 and 312T5 was a single - seater F1 designed by engineer Mauro Forghieri of Ferrari . He made his debut in the 1975 South African Grand Prix and his last race was in the 1980 United States . He raced in a total of 90 races, won 27 on 61 podiums, and achieved 19 pole positions and 25 fastest laps. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ][4][5]

With this car, in different versions, Ferrari triumphed in the 1975 , 1976 , 1977 and 1979 Constructors 'Championships , Niki Lauda in the 1975 and 1977 Drivers' Championship , and Jody Scheckter in 1979 . Clay Regazzoni , Carlos Reutemann and Gilles Villeneuve were the other three drivers who drove this vehicle, all achieving more than one victory each. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ][4][5]

After four successful seasons for the team, the 312T5 was introduced in 1980 . He only added 8 points, being Ferrari's worst result in the history of the Constructors' Championship: 10th. [ 6 ] For 1981 , it was replaced by Ferrari 126C engine turbo . [ 7 ]

The car was powered by a 3-liter 12-cylinder boxer engine with an output of around 500 hp. The opposing cylinder configuration allowed the vehicle to have a lower center of gravity, giving it greater stability when cornering. The name of the vehicle is due to its displacement (3), number of cylinders (12) and the fact that its box had a transverse arrangement (T) with respect to the motor shaft. [ 8 ] [ 9 ] [ 10 ]

Results

Formula 1

( Key ) ( bold indicates pole position ) ( italics indicates fast lap )

Year Chassis Motor New. N.º Pilots 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 points Pos.
1975 312T 015 3.0 F12 G ARG BRA RSA ESP MON BEL SWE NED FROM GBR GER OR ITA USA 72.5* 1.º
11 Swiss flag Clay Regazzoni 16 NC Right 5 3 3 Right 13 Right 7 1 Right
12 Flag of austria Niki Lauda 5 Right 1 1 1 2 1 8 3 6 3 1
1976 312T 015 3.0 F12 G BRA RSA ETC ESP BEL MON SWE FROM GBR GER OR NED ITA CAN USA JPN 83 1.º
1 Flag of austria Niki Lauda 1 1 2
2 Swiss flag Clay Regazzoni 7 Right 1
312T2 1 Flag of austria Niki Lauda 2 1 1 3 Right 1 Right INJ 4 8 3 Right
2 Swiss flag Clay Regazzoni 11 2 14 6 Right DSQ 9 DNP 2 2 6 7 5
35 Argentina's flag Carlos Reutemann 9 DNP
1977 312T2B 015 3.0 F12 G ARG BRA RSA ETC ESP MON BEL SWE FROM GBR GER OR NED ITA USA CAN JPN 95
(97)
1.º
11 Flag of austria Niki Lauda Right 3 1 2 DNS 2 2 Right 5 2 1 2 1 2 4 DNP
12 Argentina's flag Carlos Reutemann 3 1 8 Right 2 3 Right 3 6 15 4 4 6 Right 6 Right 2
11
21
Canada's flag Gilles Villeneuve 12 Right
1978 312T2B 015 3.0 F12 M ARG BRA RSA ETC MON BEL ESP SWE FROM GBR GER OR NED ITA USA CAN 58 2.º
11 Argentina's flag Carlos Reutemann 7 1
12 Canada's flag Gilles Villeneuve 8 Right
312T3 11 Argentina's flag Carlos Reutemann Right 1 8 3 Right 10 18 1 Right DSQ 7 3 1 3
12 Canada's flag Gilles Villeneuve Right Right Right 4 10 9 12 Right 8 3 6 7 Right 1
1979 312T3 015 3.0 F12 M ARG BRA RSA ETC ESP BEL MON FROM GBR GER OR NED ITA CAN USA 113 1.º
11 South African flag Jody Scheckter Right 6
12 Canada's flag Gilles Villeneuve Right 5
312T4 11 South African flag Jody Scheckter 2 2 4 1 1 7 5 4 4 2 1 4 Right
12 Canada's flag Gilles Villeneuve 1 1 7 7 Right 2 14 8 2 Right 2 2 1
1980 312T5 015 3.0 F12 M ARG BRA RSA ETC BEL MON FROM GBR GER OR NED ITA CAN USA 8 10.º
1 South African flag Jody Scheckter Right Right Right 5 8 Right 12 10 13 13 9 8 DNQ 11
2 Canada's flag Gilles Villeneuve Right 16 Right Right 6 5 8 Right 6 8 7 Right 5 Right
Source: [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ]

References

  1. ^ A b c "Ferrari 312T • STATS F1" . www.statsf1.com . Retrieved July 20, 2019 .
  2. ^ A b c "Ferrari 312T2 • STATS F1" . www.statsf1.com . Retrieved July 20, 2019 .
  3. ^ A b c "Ferrari 312T3 • STATS F1" . www.statsf1.com . Retrieved July 20, 2019 .
  4. ^ A b c "Ferrari 312T4 • STATS F1" . www.statsf1.com . Retrieved July 20, 2019 .
  5. ^ A b c "Ferrari 312T5 • STATS F1" . www.statsf1.com . Retrieved July 20, 2019 .
  6. ^ "Ferrari • STATS F1" . www.statsf1.com . Retrieved July 20, 2019 .
  7. ^ "Ferrari 126CK • STATS F1" . www.statsf1.com . Retrieved July 20, 2019 .
  8. White, Adrian. "Ferrari 312T Formula 1" . auto.idoneos.com . Retrieved July 20, 2019 .
  9. ^ "Ferrari Club" . www.elenaferrari.net . Retrieved July 20, 2019 .
  10. ^ "Ferrari 312T - F1technical.net" . www.f1technical.net . Retrieved July 20, 2019 .

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