Ferrari 312 series was one of the most successful and famous Grand Prix cars from Maranello. Initially designed by Mauro Forghieri for 1975 season, it raced in various versions from 1975 until 1980 and won 27 races out of 90. The 312T4 version was built for 1979 season with major improvements in the field of aerodynamics in order to follow ground effect design introduced by Colin Chapman’s Lotus in 1978. The car was fast enough to match any rival and very reliable. Jody Scheckter and Gilles Villeneuve won 3 races each and took 1st and 2nd positions respectively in the Drivers’ Championship. The version of the car used in Monaco featured a specially commissioned pair of front and rear wings, both designed to interact more effectively with the bodywork at lower speeds, improving downforce and agility. The car’s wheelbase was also ajustable, moving the front wheel axle line in an attempt to make the car more nimble through the low speed corners. See also Villeneuve’s cars from the same Ferrari F1 Collection and by Minichamps.
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