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1989 Ferrari F1 640

1989 Ferrari F1 640 1989 Ferrari F1 640 The Ferrari F1 #113 was the Formula One racing car with which the Ferrari team competed in the 1989 season, driven by Nigel Mansell & Gerhard Berger.

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.


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