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Ferrari D50 F1

Lancia D50/Ferrari D50
1954-type Lancia D50
Category Formula One
F1 car Y
Constructor Lancia
Designer Vittorio Jano
Team Scuderia Lancia
Scuderia Ferrari
Drivers 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Villoresi
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Eugenio Castellotti
22px-Flag of Argentina.svg.png Juan Manuel Fangio
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Musso
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Peter Collins
22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Alfonso de Portago
Chassis Tubular spaceframe, with stressed engine
Front suspension Unequal length, tubular double wishbone, with transverse leaf spring and inboard dampers.
Rear suspension De Dion tube, with transverse leaf spring and inboard dampers.
Wheelbase 2280mm
Track F: 1294mm
R: 1330mm
Engine name Lancia DS50
Capacity 2488cc-cu
Configuration 90° V8.
Turbo/NA Naturally aspirated,
Engine position front-mounted.
1954: 260bhp.
1955/6: 285bhp.
Gearbox name Lancia
Gears 5-speed
Type manual
Differential transaxle
Weight 620kg
Fuel Shell
Tyres Pirelli/Englebert
Debut 1954 Spanish Grand Prix
Races 14
Wins 5
Cons champ
Drivers champ 1 (1956: Fangio)
Poles 8
Fastest laps 5
Video Peter Collins winning the 1956 French Grand Prix at Reims in a Ferrari D50 F1


The Lancia D50 was a Formula One racing car designed by Vittorio Jano for Lancia in 1954. The car's design made use of many innovative features, such as the use of the engine as a stressed chassis member, the off-centre positioning of the engine to allow a lower overall height, and pannier fuel cells for better weight distribution and aerodynamics. Six of the cars were built, two of them are displayed in Italian museums.

The D50 made its race debut toward the end of the 1954 Formula One season in the hands of two-time and reigning World Champion, Italian driver Alberto Ascari. In its very first event Ascari took both pole position in qualifying and fastest race lap, although his car's clutch failed after only ten laps. Following Ascari's death, and in increasing financial trouble, the Lancia family sold their controlling share in the Lancia company, and the assets of Scuderia Lancia were given to Scuderia Ferrari. Ferrari continued to develop the car, although they removed many of Jano's most innovative designs, and the car was rebadged as the Lancia-Ferrari D50 and later simply the Ferrari D50. Juan Manuel Fangio won the Formula One World Championship in 1956 with this car modified by Ferrari. During their competition lifespan D50s were entered into 14 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, winning five.


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Ferrari Formula One cars
40s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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500 553
625
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D50
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246
256 156 158
1512
312 312 B 312 T
1980s 1990s 2000s
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312 T 126 C 156/85 F1/86 F1/87 640 641 642/643 F92A F93A 412T F310/B F300 F399 F1-2000 F2001 F2001
F2002
F2002B
F2003-GA
F2004 F2004M
F2005
248 F2007