In 1964 Ferrari also built a flat-12 powered Formula 1 car using the same chassis as the V8 158, designated the Ferrari 1512 or Ferrari 512 F1. The flat-12 engine was designed by Mauro Forghieri, displaced 1,489.63 cc and developed 220 PS at 12,000 rpm compared to 210 PS at 11,000 rpm of the 158’s V8 engine. The 1512, with its larger, more powerful engine, was designed to be competitive on the longest, fastest circuits such as Reims, Spa, and Monza. The car debuted at USA Grand Prix 1964 driven by Lorenzo Bandini alongside 158 with John Surtees at the wheel. In North America Ferraris were entered by quasi-works North American Racing Team rather than by Scuderia Ferrari and were painted in a blue and white livery. In its debut race in the US Grand Prix the 1512 retired with the engine failure, but in the final round of the Championship in Mexico Bandini drove 1512 to 3rd place. The 1512 was also used next year, but the Bandini’s top finish remains unbeaten in 1965.
|Lorenzo Bandini||8||North American Racing Team|
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