1989 Ferrari F1 640 news, pictures, and information
|Chassis Num: 113|
The car was designed by John Barnard, and it was the first Ferrari he was responsible for designing. It sported a sharp nose, with a narrow monocoque and bulging side-pods designed to house the radiators with maximum aerodynamic efficiency. The 640 was powered by Ferrari's own 3.5-liter V-12 engine which produced up to 660 horsepower, a fine effort considering that it was the team's first naturally aspirated engine for almost a decade.
However, the transmission to which it was mated attracted more attention, as it contained the very first semi-automatic gearbox seen in F1. In its first season, it proved to be very unreliable and hampered Ferrari's efforts throughout the year. However, such gearboxes would become the norm by the mid-1990s.
Chassis #113, driven by Gerhard Berger, competed in 5 Grand Prix races; First Place in the Grand Prix of Portugal, Second Place in the Grand Prix of Italy, Second in Spain, and DNF in Japan and Australia.
This car was part of the Ferrari exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
|BMW TO BE FEATURED AT SARATOGA AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM|
|• BMW History and Heritage on four wheels and two on display from May – November, 2013|
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 8, 2013… BMW's rich heritage will be showcased at the Saratoga Automobile Museum in an exhibition called 'BMW – The Ultimate Driving Machine.' The exhibition, which will feature a retrospective of BMW cars and motorcycles, will run from May 6 – November 3, 2013. The array of BMW automobiles will include road cars and race cars, both from the modern era, as well as p...[Read more...]
|2012 United States Grand Prix - Preview|
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|Home again: the last Auto Union Type D twin-supercharger Silver Arrow returns to Audi|
|• Audi Tradition buys back the second 'Karassik restoration' car |
• Auto Union Type D built in 1939, then lost in the USSR for many years
• Thomas Frank, Head of Audi Tradition: 'One of the most emotional moments in our heritage work for AUDI AG'
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|1991 24 Hours of Le Mans: Facing the Giants|
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|Adrian Newey Joins Driver Line-Up For Silverstone|
|Formula One technical guru to compete in second round of Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Adrian Newey, the Formula One technical guru, will be the star attraction at the second roundof the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo at his home track of Silverstone on 2-3 June. The 53-year-old Englishman has overseen drivers' and teams' world championships in the past two seasons. In all Newey has masterminded eight Formula One Constructors' titles and helped some of the world's best d...[Read more...]|
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