Charles Leclerc shows off the 1967 Ferrari 312 (+ video)

Charles Leclerc shows off the 1967 Ferrari 312 (+ video)


Charles Leclerc took the wheel of the best Ferrari 312 from 1967, during the lap at Fiorano whose 50th anniversary is celebrated in 2022.

As you can enjoy video belowThe Monegasque driver braced himself for a tougher-than-expected 2022 F1 season against Max Verstappen by showing one of the most beautiful Ferrari singers at the event celebrating the 50th anniversary of fiorano cycleestablished in 1972.

Leclerc at the wheel of “Spaghetti”

A nickname “Spaghetti” for him exhaust pipes combined as in the “Carbonara” dish, this Ferrari 312 the date of 1967. In his heart, a glorious V12 at 60 ° with 48 valves for riders of 410 horsepower.

One seat tested by Leclerc ran from 1966 to 1969. Three seasons that saw the rise of “English technicians”, as Enzo Ferrari called them, like Lotus, Tyrrell, Brabham, McLaren and Marchwell assisted by a revolutionary V8 Cosworth DFV.

The first Ferrari with rear wings

Faced with them, the Scuderia found itself very helpless and simply attacked three wins, despite a thousands of legendary pilots behind the wheel as Ludovico Scarfiotti, Lorenzo Bandini, Andrea De Adamich, Chris Amon, Jacky IckxDerek Bell and John Surtees, the 1964 world champion.

With this some shameful recordThe Ferrari 312 has marked the history of the Running Horse as its first single seater with a rear wing. At that time, space revolution it was moving in F1, until seeing the number of fins “blooming”, sometimes an hour unreasonable lengthin cars.

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Leclerc, a classic old machine

For the record, the owner of the car asked the department Ferrari Classic to rebuild it according to his own original measurementsincluding thatn Tipo 242C engine, for a historic race. Leclerc volunteered to shake down finish the job.

This is not the first time the Monegasque has taken the wheel of one of Ferrari’s greatest machines. We saw him in a bathtub 375 F1 (1951)of a 312T (1975), with an accident in Monaco at risk!), of a 312 T4 (1979) or even a GB 275.