Clay Regazzoni's Ferrari at Monza in 1971
Posted 09 May 2006 - 00:44
Does anyone have any good photos of that car on that day? Actually, any good photos of any Grand Prix cars in 'Monza trim' would be appreciated.
Posted 09 May 2006 - 16:46
Posted 09 May 2006 - 22:10
I often wonder whether the cars of the era were close enough to the weight limit to necessitate the installation of ballast to compensate for the omitted wings at pre-1972 Monza - and wouldn't it be great, BTW, if there were an incentive to leave the wings off the current ugly duckilngs called F1 cars at some high speed tracks oh well, back to reality... )
Posted 09 May 2006 - 22:29
The [linked] first lap photo of the field braking for Parabolica shows Regga in the B2 with Ickx in the B behind - which in itself is interesting, as I think they only ran both variants together at Montjuich, Monza and Watkins Glen.
Posted 09 May 2006 - 22:31
You can see Ickx' 312B in the actual race pic (#2) in caneparo's post (so it's not a B2 but a 312B!). ReWind's Ickx pic is a 312B2 - practice shot?
Originally posted by Bonde
Actully it was Ickx who raced the 312B rather than the 312B2 at Monza. The B2s at Monza 71 appear to have run a smaller, close-coupled single element wing compared to the two-element unit used elsewhere - and the B2 indeed had a pronounced wedge shape up to the seat back bulkhead in any of its guises - lovely cars both the 312B and 312B2, although the latter often lost a lot of its simple elegance of line in 72 and early 73.
To me the 312B is one of the most beautiful F1 cars ever!
Posted 10 May 2006 - 04:02
Thanks again for the pictures and the comments.
Posted 10 May 2006 - 05:07
Posted 10 May 2006 - 23:40