After no victory season in 1986, Ferrari engineering department was reshuffled. Harvey Postlethwaite left the team and John Barnard as technical director and Gustav Brunner as chief designer were hired. The F1-87 featured kevlar and carbon fibre composite monocoque, six-speed gearbox and an all-new 90° 1.5 litre turbocharged V6 engine called the Tipo 033 which replaced the old 120° V6 Tipo 032 which had been in use since 1981. Power for the new engine, was rated at approximately 950 bhp for qualifying and 880 bhp in race mode. With Michele Alboreto and Gerhard Berger at the wheel, the F1/87 debuted in the season opening Brazilian Grand Prix. The car proved fast but unreliable. In 32 attempts, the car only finished only 13 times but when it did finish, it placed in the top four 11 times. The work on improvement of the car continued during the season and resulted in promising performance at the end of the year. Berger won the final two rounds of the championship, and the season finale even ended in a one-two with Alboreto placing second at Adelaide. The scale model from Ferrari F1 Collection represents Berger’s car from victorious Japanese GP.
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