GRAND PRIX CARS FROM THE 60's
Dino F1 - 1957-60
FERRARI 156 DINO

156 1961-1964

Engine Water-cooled V6 120º 4 main bearings
Cubic capacity 1,476.6 cc.
Bore (mm) 73mm
Stroke (mm) 58.8
Carburation 2, triple choke Webers '61)
Compression ratio 9.8:1 ('61) 10.5:1 ('63)
Max RPM ('61) 10,000 – 10,500 ('64)
Valve gearing 2, o.h.c
Power 190 bhp at 9,500 rpm ('61) 200 bhp at 9,500 ('64)
Torque 100 ft/lbs at 8,750 rpm ('63)
Electrical System 2 Magnetos and plugs per cylinder.
Fuel used Pump

Tank Capacity (Imp. Gals) 28.1 imp. Galsge

Tank Capacity (Imp. Gals) 31

Dimensions

Wheelbase
('61) 7' 6.5” ('62) 7' 8.5” ('63) 8' 0.5”
Track Front
('61) 3' 11.25” ('62) 4' 1” ('63) Front 4' 6.25” Rear 4' 7.5”
Overall Length
('62) 12' 5.5” ('63) 12' 8”
Overall Breath
('62) 2' 10.8” ('63) 2' 7.8” ('64) 2' 3.5”
Overall Height
('62) 2' 1.75” ('63) 2' 4.5” ('64) 2 4.5”
Ground Clearance

Turning Circle

Weight (Dry) 9.8 cwt.
Engine Central
Seats 1

Chassis
Tubular frame ('63) Monocoque
Suspension
Front wishbones coil spring / damper units anti-roll bar.

Rear wishbones coil spring / damper units anti-roll bar.


Steering
Rack & Pinion
Tyres
('61) F 5.00 x 15, R 6.00 x 15 ('63) F 5.50 x 15, R 6.50 x 15
Wheels
('61) Wire ('63) Disc (magnesium alloy)
Brakes
Disc outboard front inboard rear.

Top Speed 170 mph.

Notes: The type 156 started as a F2 in 1960 with a º65 engine. By 1961 the º120 engine of the same size was ready so the º65 and º120 were both raced, and Phil Hill won the World Driver's Championship with Von Trips runner up (died that year at Monza.) Ferrari also won the Constructor's Championship. The 1962 season was a disastrous one for Ferrari: not only did he lose all of his top men, but he had union troubles. The stayed the same except Phil Hill had a 6-speed gearbox. A new model was seen at Nurburgring (156/62/P), but was less successful than the other cars. For the 1963 season a new car appeared (interim); they now used radius arms on the rear suspension, fuel injection and 6-speed gearboxes. At Monza the '64 season was announced; it was a monocoque with a V-8 engine. The aerodynamics were much improved with the front suspension moved inside the body. When driven at Monza it had the old V-6 engine. The V-6 engine car was only used as a second car in 1964, driven by Bandini.