Evolution Ferrari 312 B3, 1973
History of Ferrari is inseparably linked with the history of Formula1601 is the only team, who participated in all seasons of the world championship, and the first single in Maranello racing machine was built for Formula1601.
In the traditional winter historical project, together with the authoritative Italian expert, author of books about the history of Ferrari Paolo D'alessio, we decided to tell to the readers nonf1.ru about the peculiarities of all the machines , showing them the example of the evolution of the Formula 1.
Year after year, the Ferrari never managed to win a champion title, failed with the new development - experimental 312 B3 S, which did not come out at the start of the Grand Prix - at the end of 1972 led to changes in the design staff. Under the pressure of FIAT, Enzo Ferrari removed Mauro of Affairs, sending it to the Department of future projects and the development of new machines started designers FIAT Giacomo and Franco Rocci under the leadership of Alessandro Colombo.
The main goal of the Colombo - implement, finally, the Italian machines coupe monocoque, but such technology in the country is not, so that he or she requests through to the British. In the end, the body is produced in the UK, in Italy machine called «English».160In other cases it is not contained serious innovation, and some of the solutions used frankly outdated. They include the location of the radiator in the bow - designers did so simply because the testing side machine overheated.
It is not surprising that the new machine proved uncompetitive. Not helped even tyres Goodyear, which the team used in 1973 instead of Firestone. Seeing the disappointing results of the work of the Turin designers, Enzo Ferrari again gave carte Blanche to the , and while preparing an updated model of the reduced participation of a team in the race and refused performances in Germany and the Netherlands. This, however, did not like jacquie his host, command. The race at the Nurburgring Belgian held for McLaren, finishing third.
Ferrari 312 B3
For many years, Ferrari has at its disposal the best engine, the 12-cylinder boxer, but all these years, its effectiveness is killed weakest performance chassis type «» tubular frame, reinforced panels of aluminum, too heavy and not enough hard.
To fight on equal terms with the British machines, you had to go to the monocoque. And this occurred in 1973, when the designer Sandro Colombo, who Mauro , temporarily removed from cases, appeals to the British specialist Jonathan Thompson, to create the first real monocoque body for Ferrari.
On paper the new machine, which received the same name 312 B3, and «snow blower» have to defeat the new bearing design, good aerodynamics, great potential for development, however, the effectiveness of the made in Britain Ferrari is simply catastrophic, forcing the team to skip a few of the Grand Prix in the middle of the season, 1973, waiting for the updated version 312 B3, this time in version Mauro .
In the few Grand Prix, held by the «English», she was no different speed or reliability. If a previous version, 312 B2, won in the first three races of the championship three fourth place, the new model in six Grand Prix only twice enabled to earn points, and her best result was the fifth place ICSA in France.
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