Ferrari 375 Indianapolis - Ferrari 375 Indianapolis

The only qualified Ferrari 375 Indianapolis by Alberto Ascari
Johnnie Parsons’s car that was eliminated in qualifying

The Ferrari 375 Indianapolis was a Scuderia Ferrari monoposto developed from the Ferrari 375F1 Formula 1 car .

Development history

The car was built for the 500 miles from Indianapolis , which were rated for the drivers' world championship from 1950 to 1960 . The vehicles differ from the 375F1 in that they have a slightly longer wheelbase (2420 mm) and a stiffer frame. Five copies were made in 1952, a sixth in late 1953 with a shorter wheelbase and tubular space frame .

Racing history

At the Indianapolis 500 miles in 1952 , Alberto Ascari was unsuccessful with the works car and retired prematurely, the other Ferraris could not qualify. [1] Three cars were sold to private drivers and ran in the Formula Libre until the mid-1950s . There, the vehicles had in road racing far more success than in the Oval of Indianapolis , for which they were originally built.


  • David Hodges: A–Z of Grand Prix Cars. 1906–2001. Crowood Press, Marlborough 2001, ISBN 1-86126-339-2 (englisch).


Commons : Ferrari 375 Indianapolis - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Ferrari at Indianapolis: mutual love unanswered, abgerufen am 13. Juni 2014.