Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1986, Fabbri Ferrari F1 Collection, Ferrari, IXO, Stefan Johansson

1986 Ferrari F1-86 Johansson

The F1-86 was designed by Harvey Postlethwaite for 1986 Formula 1 season. The overall design of the car was very similar to the 1985 model with some changes aimed to improve aerodynamics and reliability. The position of the driver was more outstretched, which guaranteed a reduced front section of the car. F1-86 was powered by Tipo 032 1.5-litre turbocharged V6 engine which developed up to 1200 bhp in a qualifying regime. For the race it was detuned to about 850 bhp. Despite all the efforts the F1-86 wasn’t strong enough to fight against the competition from Williams, McLaren and Lotus. Due to continuous problems with the car’s reliability the Scuderia, with Alboreto and Johansson, concluded the season without a win and with a fourth place in the Constructors’ standings, over 100 points behind the winning Williams team. Ferrari lead only one lap of the entire 1986 season when at the Belgian Grand Prix  Johansson inherited the lead from Mansell, who had made an early pit stop for new tyres. Stefan Johansson, whose car is modeled in this scale model from Ferrari F1 Collection, outpaced Alboreto, despite the Italian being the team’s lead driver. Stefan was able to take 4 podium finishes while Alboreto’s best result was 4th place in two Grand Prix. Johansson finished the 1986 Drivers’ Championship on his best ever position in fifth place while Alboreto, who finished second in 1985, could only manage ninth place. However after the season Swede left the Scuderia to join McLaren while Alboreto continued to drive for Ferrari. Chief designer Harvey Postlethwaite was fired at the end of the season, and Enzo Ferrari announced that John Barnard would come to Maranello.

Driver No.Entrant
Stefan Johansson28Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43IXOFerrari Formula 1 Collection
Cat. No.QualityRarity
No. 73

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