The 1966 season was the first of the ‘3 litre formula’, which saw maximum engine capacity doubled from the previous season. Following new rules Ferrari prepared new  Tipo 312 F1 powered by the 3 litre V-12 (hence 312) engine. The car designed by Mauro Forghiei was used by Scuderia until 1969. New engine rules seemed to favor Ferrari which had huge experience with its 3-litre V-12 engines. The 312 F1-66 used a 3.3-litre V12 engine that was taken from the Ferrari 275P2 sportscar prototypes, modified to 3000 cc, and mounted in the back of an F1 chassis. The engine was rather heavy, and due to the reduced capacity, lower on power and especially torque. John Surtees drove the car in its first race unsuccessfully in Monaco, but   won the second race, the 1966 Belgian Grand Prix, on a track that favored power with its long straights. Surtees left Scuderia after a row with manager Eugenio Dragoni and was replaced by Englishman Mike Parkes, who finished second twice at Reims and Monza driving the 312. For the Italian Grand Prix Ferrari entered third car for Ludovico Scarfiotti in addition to Lorenzo Bandini and Mike Parkes. Scarfiotti started from 2nd position, went into the lead in the second half of the race and won ahead of his teammate Parkes. It was the first time that an Italian driver won at Monza since Alberto Ascari in 1952.

SeasonSeriesEvent
1966F1WCItalian GP
Driver No.Entrant
Ludovico Scarfiotti6Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43IXOFabbri Ferrari F1 Collection
Cat. No.QualityRarity
No. 25