Ferrari 312T2 - Ferrari 312T2

Ferrari 312T2

Constructor: ItalyItaly Scuderia Ferrari
Designer: Mauro Forghieri
Predecessor: Ferrari 312T
Successor: Ferrari 312T3
Technical specifications
Chassis: Aluminum Monocoque
Motor: Tipo015 Ferrari-V 12, 180°, 2991,80 cm³
Long: 4316 mm
Width: 1930 mm
Height: 1020 mm
Wheelbase: 2560 mm
Weight: 575 kg
Tires: Goodyear
Petrol: Agip
Statistics
Driver: OsterreichAustria Niki Lauda
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Clay Regazzoni
ArgentinaArgentina Carlos Reutemann
CanadaCanada Gilles Villeneuve
First start: 1976 Spanish Grand Prix
Last start: 1978 Brazilian Grand Prix
Starts Siege Poles SR
32 8 5 10
World Cup points: 187
Podiums: 26
Leadership laps: k. A. / tba
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The Ferrari 312T2 was a Formula 1 racing car that Scuderia Ferrari used in the Formula 1 World Championship from 1976 to 1978.

Racing history

The Formula 1 regulations were changed by the FIA for the 1976 season . Since the first three races took place from January to March in Brazil, South Africa and California, where the teams usually shipped last year's cars, the changes did not take effect until the Spanish Grand Prix in early May. The 1975 world champion car, the Ferrari 312T , was adapted and used as the 312T2.

The racing cars lost their mighty air scoops over the cockpit and got larger cockpit openings. The suspension, transmission and the flat 12-cylinder engine have been completely redesigned. Ferrari experimented with a De Dion rear suspension during the test drives , but this was not used in the race.

The 312T2 was the top car of the 1976 season and Niki Lauda had a reassuring lead in the drivers' championship before suffering his life-threatening accident at the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring . The cause of the accident could never be completely clarified. The Argentinian Carlos Reutemann joined the team as a substitute for Lauda , as Ferrari was not convinced of the Austrian's recovery. But just 42 days after his accident, Lauda started at the Italian Grand Prix and finished fourth. Lauda lost the drivers' championship because he gave up in the pouring rain at the last race in Japan . The Scuderia couldn't take the constructors' cup away.

In 1977 the Scuderia entered the world championship with the almost unchanged 312T2 and the Lauda / Reutemann driver pairing. With the 312T2, Lauda became Formula 1 world champion for the second time in his career.

The 312T2 was also used in January 1978 in the first two Grand Prix races of the 1978 season in South America. Reutemann won the Brazilian Grand Prix , the last race of the 312T2, which was then replaced by the Ferrari 312T3 .

Gallery

Results

driver No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points Rang
1976 Formula 1 season Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg Flag of the U.S..svg Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the U.S..svg Flag of Japan.svg 83 1.
OsterreichAustria N. Lauda 01 2 1 1 3 DNF 1 DNF INJ INJ 4 8 3 DNF
SwitzerlandSwitzerland C. Regazzoni 02 11 2 14* 6 DNF DNF 9 2 2 6 7 5
ArgentinaArgentina C. Reutemann 35 9
1977 Formula 1 season Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Spain (1977–1981).svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Japan.svg 95 1.
OsterreichAustria N. Lauda 11 DNF 3 1 2 DNS 2 2 DNF 5 2 1 2 1 2 4
CanadaCanada G. Villeneuve DNF
ArgentinaArgentina C. Reutemann 12 3 1 8 DNF 2 3 DNF 3 6 15 4 4 6 DNF 6 DNF 2
CanadaCanada G. Villeneuve 21 12
1978 Formula 1 season Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Flag of Spain (1977–1981).svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg 91 3.1
ArgentinaArgentina C. Reutemann 11 7 1
CanadaCanada G. Villeneuve 12 8 DNF
1 The season was continued with the successor model 312T3.
Legend
colour abbreviation meaning
Gold victory
silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
green Placement in the points
blue Classified outside of the point ranks
violet DNF Race not finished (did not finish)
NC not classified
Rot DNQ did not qualify
DNPQ failed in pre-qualification (did not pre-qualify)
Schwarz DSQ disqualified
White DNS not at the start (did not start)
WD withdrawn
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
EX excluded
DNA did not arrive
C Race canceled
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
() Deletion results
underlined Leader in the overall ranking

technology

312T2 Technical specifications
Motor Ferrari 12 cylinder (180 ° V)
Bore × stroke 80 × 49,6 mm
Displacement 2993 cm³
power 368 kW (500 PS) bei 12.200/min
Max. Torque 320 Nm bei 9000-9500/min
Mixture preparation Lucas injection
lubrication Dry sump
transmission Ferrari five-speed transmission (60-80% lock)
wheelbase 2560 mm
Front track 1405–1600 mm
Rear track 1430–1600 mm
Length × width × height 4316 × 2110 × 990 mm
Empty weight (without driver and with empty tank) 575 kg
Top speed ca. 280 km / h

literature

  • Mike Lang: Grand Prix! Race-by-race account of Formula 1. Haynes Publishing Group, Sparkford 1982, ISBN 0-85429-321-3.
  • David Hodges: Racing cars from A – Z after 1945. Motorbuch-Verlag, Stuttgart 1994, ISBN 3-613-01477-7 .
  • Pino Casamassima: History of the Scuderia Ferrari. Nada Editore, Vimodrome 1998, ISBN 88-7911-179-5 .
  • Leonardo Acerbi: 60 years of Ferrari. Heel, Königswinter 2007, ISBN 978-3-89880-815-6 .
  • Racing and sports car catalog. No. 1, 1977, ISSN 0172-5874 .

Weblinks

Commons : Ferrari 312 T2 - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files