1979 Ferrari 312 T4 — Images, Specifications and Information

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By 1973 Ferrari was no longer to compete with the Cosworth DFV ‘kit-cars’ from the UK. Its flat 12 312 B proved a winner when introduced in 1970 with victories, but in 1973 the Scuderia won not one In order to become competitive Enzo Ferrari made major personnel changes and the Scuderia out of sports car racing. Forghieri was reinstated as chief-engineer and set out to re-design the flat 12 engine.

as team-manager was Luca de Montezemelo, who has associated with Ferrari in functions for over thirty now. Finally a new driver was signed for 1974; Niki and Clay Regazzoni.

Many were carried through in the 312 B3 for Lauda proved the speed of the B3, securing nine pole Poor reliability meant only two out of the nine poles in victories.

Regazzoni scored another and was runner up in the championship behind Emerson Fittipaldi. Three was a major improvement over the season, but there was more to from the ‘new team’.

At the end of the work was started on a new car, focus was to construct a very racer. The new transverse gearbox to keep the weight between the and rear axle and gave the new car its 312 T (transversale). Centering the weight cornering easier. The gearbox was bolted on a 485 bhp version of the flat 12

Although slightly heavier the DFV engine, the 12 cylinder unit its British counterpart by at least 20

All the improvements made and the talented pairing gave Ferrari the chance in years to win a championship However it wasn’t until the Grand Prix that got his hands on the 312 T, but when he did he proved the was there with a pole closely followed by his team-mate in the 312 T. A crash in the first lap ended the for the 312 T’s maiden victory.

All was in the next couple of Grands with Lauda winning out of the next five races. won the all important Italian Grand at Monza and Lauda grabbed the in the final Grand Prix of the Lauda secured Ferrari’s driver’s title since title of 1964 and the Scuderia the constructor’s title as well.

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New airbox regulations forced to launch a first evolution of the 312 T through the 1976 season. the T2, it featured new air intakes on either of the cockpit. Lauda was on his way to prolong his in the T2, but a heavy crash on the N-rburgring him badly burned.

In a remarkable time he returned to the cockpit of his but he could not prevent McLaren’s Hunt to take the title. and T2 proved to be the winning formula in winning both the driver’s and championships.

A change to Michelin’s new radial required the construction of a completely chassis for 1978, but because the drivetrain was retained it was named 312 T3. At a where Ferrari focused on their chassis to the new tires, turned the sport upside with their ground cars. Although the T3 could not the pace of the Lotus 78, its unrelenting record often put their Carlos Reutemann and Gilles in contention for a victory.

For 1979 with help from and Pininfarina hastily adapted the 312 T chassis for ground effects even though the relatively flat 12 engine did not allow for as big as the competition’s. The sport was now revolutionized at a rapid pace with entering Formula 1 with Turbocharged V6 engines. Gilles was joined this year by Scheckter to prolong the success of engine for more season.

Although not as fast on the straights as the or as fast through the corners as the built ground effects the rock solid reliability and of the 312 T4 brought Ferrari yet another and constructor’s world championship. beat Villeneuve by four but the latter stole the show season; particularly at Dijon he fought off Rene Arnoux in his in some of the most epic and contested laps in the sport’s

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