Ferrari F500 Formula 2 (F1) - 1952-1957 – Chassis n°5
At the end of 1951 the Formula 1 grid got orphan of Alfa Romeo,the first world champion of the competition with Giuseppe Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio. In order to promote the competition and guarantee the show, rules were fitted to allow Formula 2 racing cars to compete for the championship ( meaning cars could be motorised by atmospheric engine 2000 cm3 or by supercharged engine 500 cm3). The engine of the Ferrari F 500 is a 2 litres 4 cylinders developping 170 HP at the begining was developped by engineer Aurelio Lampredi.
Described by Doug Nye as « possibly the most successfull chassis in GP history ».
The Ferrari F500 is a Formula 2 racing car that lead Ferrari and Alberto Ascari to World Championship title in 1952 and 1953. Ascari won 6 out of the 7 championship rounds in 1952 and 5 out of 8 in 1953.
It was also driven by Mike Hawthorn and Maurice Trintignant. In 1956 Ferrari fitted the Chassis n°5 with a 3 litre 750 cm3 engine for Tasman race.
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