Ferrari F1/87

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Ferrari F1/87 & F1/87/88C
Category Formula One
Constructor Ferrari
Designer(s) Gustav Brunner
Technical Specifications
Chassis Carbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) Unequal-length wishbones, pushrod pushrod-operated horizontal spring/dampers
Suspension (rear) As front.
Engine Ferrari Type 033/D 1496.43cc V6 Turbo Mid-engined, longitudinally mounted.
Transmission Ferrari 6-speed
Fuel Agip
Tyres Goodyear
Competition History
Notable entrants Scuderia Ferrari SpA
Notable drivers Flag of Italy Michele Alboreto,
Flag of Austria Gerhard Berger
Debut 1987 Brazilian Grand Prix
 Races   Wins    Poles     FLs   
32 3 4 7
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Ferrari F1/87 is a Formula One racing car used by the Ferrari team during the 1987 Formula One season. The car was driven by Michele Alboreto (number 27) and Gerhard Berger (number 28) and replaced the Ferrari F1/86 used in 1986. Gustav Brunner designed the car with assistance from John Barnard. The F1/87 featured a six speed gearbox and a turbo charged 1.5 litre V6 engine. Gerhard Berger scored two victories in the F1/87 at the 1987 Japanese Grand Prix and 1987 Australian Grand Prix and three pole positions.


For 1988, the car was updated to conform to the new regulations and renamed the F1/87/88C. The drivers Michele Alboreto and Gerhard Berger finished third and fifth in the driver's championship with Ferrari finishing second to McLaren in the Constructors Championship. The F1/87/88C scored one pole position at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and one victory at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. While using the F1/87/88C for the races during the 1988 season, behind the scenes, Ferrari were developing the revolutionary normally aspirated V12 semi-automatic Ferrari 639 and Ferrari F1 640 for the 1989 season.

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