In 1961 new Formula 1 regulations reducing engine displacement from 2.5 to 1.5 litres were introduced. Ferrrai built the new F1 vehicle based on 1.5-L F2 machine, 156 F2. The Carlo Chitti designed car featured a tubular spaceframe chassis and was powered by 1476 cc naturally aspirated V6 engine positioned in the middle of the car behind the driver’s seat. The most distinctive feature of the car was its characteristic air intake “nostrils”, thanks to which the car was nicknamed “sharknose”. American Phil Hill and German Wolfgang Berghe von Trips were 1961 Ferrari works drivers. Hill won the Belgian and Italian Grand Prix and took the Driver’s World Championship. Von Trips won in Holland and UK and was second in the Championship. On September 10, 1961, after a collision with Jim Clark’s Lotus on the second lap of the Italian Grand Prix, the 156 of  von Trips  became airborne and crashed into a side barrier, fatally throwing him from the car and killing fifteen spectators. The 156 was in use 3 more seasons – in 1962-64, being modified in the “Aero” version without sharknose intakes in 1963.

SeasonSeriesEvent
1961F1WCItalian GP
Driver No.Entrant
Phill Hill2Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43IXOFabbri Ferrari F1 Collection
Cat. No.QualityRarity
No. 46