FORMULA 1 CARS
In this section there are 12 racing cars, most of them are F.1. Description are copied (more or les) from museum labels.
Following scheme show their relative position: it's quite important, because I list here only car in frontground, but looking at this scheme you can understand what cars are in background. Front of all cars is on the right in my scheme.
- Maserati Tipo 26B (1928): The Maserati brothers' second racing car built at their Bologna factory, this model is derived from the 26 which made its debut when it came third in the 1927 Targa Florio, driven by Alfieri Maserati. The 26B mounts a straight-eight engine, supercharged by a Roots blower and with twin overhead camshafts. In 1928 that car won Italian Makes Championship thanks to the skill of drivers such as Ernesto Maserati, Baconin Borzacchini, Aymo Maggi and others.
- Monaco Trossi - Modello da Competizione (1935): this revolutionary racing car was the brainchild of Augusto Monaco, an engineer, and Carlo Felice Trossi, who tested it during the Grand Prix trials at Monza in 1935. Its most interesting feature is the two stroke radial engine with 16 cylinders in a double stellar scheme with a single combustion chamber for each pair of cylinders. It was air cooled and in frontal position, like on an aircraft. Another particularity, it had front wheel drive!
Some more details about this strange car on The Golden Era website.
- Alfa Romeo 159 (1951)
- Ferrari 246 (1960) (see Ferrari 246 Dino Chassis 0003 thread)
- Ferrari 500
- Mercedes W196
- Maserati 250F
- Ferrari 156 (1963)
- Abarth sigle seater: I don't recal its name and I have no photos (you can see in background of some other photos)
- Ferrari 312T5 (1980 - driver: Gilles Villeneuve). Details (in Italian) on museum official website: click here
- Alfa Romeo 179B (1981 - driver: Bruno Giacomelli)
- Sauber Petronas (1999 - driver: Jean Alesi): no photos, you can see in background of second 250F pic.
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