The Ferrari 156 was developed by the team from Maranello in 1961 to comply with new 1.5-Lirte Formula 1 regulations. The car was built around tubular spaceframe chassis and was powered by Ferrari Type 178 1,476 cc V6 engine developing 190 bhp. In 1961-62 Ferrari 156 features distinctive sharknose design, but the updated version (156-63) used in 1963 and 1964 had a rather conventional intake. The 1963 156 boasted two innovative features. The first was a semi-monocoque chassis, i.e. one with external panels riveted to the load-bearing tubular structure, which improved the overall robustness of the car. The second feature was a direct fuel injection engine developed in association with Swiss technician May, who used the high pressure Bosch pump in it. However, the car still failed to convince, so the direct fuel injection was abandoned. For John Surtees, 6-time motorcycle World Champion in 1958-60, it was his first season in Ferrari. After a couple of podiums he achieved his first win in German Grand Prix at Nurburgring. This scale model from Ferrari Formula 1 Collection reproduce Surtees’ car from this race. This remains the only Ferrari victory in 1963 season. In the final standings Surtees and Ferrari both were placed 4th in Driver’s and Constructors’ Championships, respectively.

SeasonSeriesEvent
1963F1WCGerman GP
Driver No.Entrant
John Surtees7Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43IXOFerrari Formula 1 Collection
Cat. No.QualityRarity
No. 70