New Formula One technical regulations that reduced engine displacement from 2.5- to 1.5-litres came into force in 1961. Ferrari 156 was the Maranello’ company reply to the new challenge. The 156 was used since 1961 till 1964 in various modifications. First version of the car raced in 1961-1962 had the car’s distinctive “sharknose” body. After successful 1961 season when Phil Hill won the World Championship of Drivers and Ferrari secured the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers, 1962 was a failure. No wins, few podiums and 6th positions both in Constructors and Drivers (with Phil Hill) standings. Along with Hill the works drivers’ team included Italians Giancarlo Baghetti, Lorenzo Bandini, Mexican Ricardo Rodriguez and Belgian Willy Mairesse. For Belgian it was his second out of three seasons with Ferrari. This Quartzo scale model is his Ferrari 156 from Monaco Grand Prix where he was 7th.
|Willy Mairesse||40||Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC|
|No. 591 out of Limited Edition of 3000|