CAR Mania: Ferrari 333 SP

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Ferrari 333 SP

The Ferrari 333 SP was a sports car built by Michelotto to World Car regulations for Ferrari. Unveiled at the end of at the behest of amateur racer Moretti (owner of the MOMO parts business), the 333 SP marked official return to sports car after a 20 year absence. The car was to compete in the IMSA ‘s class, which replaced the GTP cars.

While the 333 SP was on its planning Ferrari contracted Italian racing chassis manufacturer to develop the chassis and tub, the maker to concentrate on the engine, a of the V12 powerplant used in the 1992 F92A Formula One car, to 4.0 L, with power around 600 bhp 450 kW).

The car debuted in the third round of the IMSA GT Championship at Road securing the first two places. cars were allocated to teams, Euromotorsport, Momo and Team Scandia. In the following at Lime Rock. the Italian monopolized the podium, and would three more wins the end of the season.

However, due to Ferrari the season late, they beaten by Oldsmobile to the makes’ and Andy Evans was the best Ferrari driver at fifth in the championship.

In 1995, the 333 SP took its Although proving unreliable at the 24 of Daytona. it took top honors at the 12 of Sebring before securing four wins. With the cars taking more results, Ferrari won the makes and Fermín Velez won the drivers with Mauro Baldi and Taylor taking third and respectively. The car also made its at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. but was never in the French race, its best a 6th spot in 1997 .

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The following year the car was still and tied with Oldsmobile in the championship but lost on a tie-breaker, as as allowing ex-F1 driver Max to score a final second and Didier Theys a fourth in the championship, even though the 333 SP won two races. In 1997, the Ferrari won at Sebring and took another wins. However, the car was losing its against the more modern Scott. and taking 4th, 5th and 6th in the championship and second in the makes was the it could with a four old design.

In 1998, the car was slightly updated, and new life in the International Sports Series (later called FIA Championship ), winning every and scoring the championship’s two top sports the winners Emmanuel Collard and Sospiri and runners-up Didier and Fredy Leinhard. In America, the car won rounds in the IMSA Championship Sebring) and took Wayne to second in the final standings, as as another second in the constructors’ In the rival USRRC Can-Am the 333 SP finally managed to take the 24 Hours crown.

Starting from 1999, the car its niche in the European races, as the Le Mans Series saw factory-backed and BMW entries dominating against Ferraris. The cars were outclassed in the ALMS races, and in Racing even fit a Judd in an attempt to stay competitive. across the Atlantic, the 333 SP was the car to own, and in Collard and Sospiri renewed ISRS title, edging out Pescatori. who won the following year, David Terrien. making it championships in a row for the JMB Racing -entered

As the 333 SP became outdated in chassis, and aerodynamics, it gradually disappeared international sports car racing. In no Ferrari prototype raced in the although the Risi Competizione car a few appearances in Grand-Am. while in Marco Zadra won the FIA Sportscar but the car was not as dominant as it had once been. In the 333 SP was absent from the championship, but a few appearances the following year, by a Judd engine, at the hands of Lavaggi ‘s GLV-Brums The 333 SP’s final appearance was at the 500km of Monza .

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