In 1964 Ferrari finally abandoned its long-lived V6 156 model designed by Carlo Chitti in 1961. New chief designer Mauro Forghieri, appointed at only 27 years of age when Chitti left for ATS, designed the V8-powered Ferrari 158, the first Ferrari Formula One car to use a monocoque chassis. John Surtees drove the Ferrari 158 to win his only Formula One Drivers’ World Championship in 1964. Former 6-times Motorcycle Racing World Champion, won German and Italian Grand Prix in 1964 and finished the Championship just 1 point ahead of Graham Hill from BRM. Due to contradiction between Ferrari and the Automobile Club d’Italia regarding the homologation of a new mid-engined Ferrari race car, in two last Grand Prix of the 1964 season (in USA and Mexico) Ferrari cars were entered by the factory-supported but unofficial North American Racing Team (NART), rather than the Scuderia Ferrari factory team. Ferraris were painted in white-blue livery of NART. The team was created by businessman Luigi Chinetti in 1958 to promote the Ferrari marque in United States through success in endurance racing. NART raced Ferraris until 1982. Chinetti’s team entered Ferrari in North American F1 Grand Prix in 1964, 1965, and 1969, but only in 1964 as quasi-works team. John Surtees whose NART Ferrari of 1964 is modeled in this Ferrari F1 Collection scale model, took 2nd positions in both races for NART in 1964 and secured his World Championship title.
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