1961 Ferrari 156 "Sharknose", F1 Belgium winner, Phil Hill - F-1 World Champion
The 1961 Formula 1 season brought a new rule reducing engines from 2.5 to 1.5 liters. Ferrari found itself in a very good position. They had developed a V6 rear-mounted engine with a 120 degree cylinder angle. The angle of the cylinder blocks allowed for the engine to have a lower center of gravity. Because the engine was substantially wider its rear placement was deemed necessary.
The new 156 F1 bore an unusual front design with pronounced air intake nostrils. The design earned the Ferrari an affectionate nickname sharknose".
The cars first season bore fruit with five victories out of seven races including a 1-2-3-4 finish at Spa. In this car, Phil Hill became the first American Formula 1 World Champion. In another Ferrari 156, the German star Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips lead the ranking for most of the season, until a fatal accident in Monza. This is the car that secured Ferrari their first Formula 1 World Constructor's Championship.
This model recreates the Ferrari Dino 156 that Phil Hill drove to win the Spa Grand Prix, on his way to the World Championship
This car is another classic grand prix car beautifully recreated in 1:18 scale by CMC Models, this is the 1961 Ferrari 156 F1 "Sharknose" #4 as driven to victory by F1 World Champion Phil Hill at the Belgium GP. This is yet another incredible miniature produced by CMC. You will marvel at the level of detail and accuracy that goes into these stunning replicas. No detail has been left out, from the fully wired and plumbed engine, fully detailed cock pit with glass faced guages, authentic Ferrari paint and real rubber tires. CMC produces some of the finest finished models available to the modern day collector. Sure to please even the most demanding collectors!