Scuderia Ferrari 312

Short, wide, almost as light as Brabham and Lotus. Weight bias near middle of the range of cars. Short wheelbase makes it nimble but relatively unstable. The Ferrari is the stable of all the cars (when all of them are running off their bump stops), so I tend to set it up with more understeer.

GP engine fairly powerful but weak bottom end. Relatively high aerodynamic drag is a disadvantage on faster circuits in all classes.

EASY RIDE setup hints: What does it mean?

Tires 20 psi all around

0.5 bump rubbers

Ride height 3.75

Toe-in +0.025 front, +0.125 rear

Camber -0.5 front, -0.25 rear

Diff.: 85/30 ramp angles, 4 clutches

Steering 17:1

Wheel rate 75 front, 115 rear

Front brake bias 58%

Dampers, front 2 bump, 3 rebound, rear 2 or 3 bump, 2 or 3 rebound. If the car is too "pointy" in response to throttle applications, use 2 on bump at the rear. If it's too unstable on turn-in, use 2 on rebound at the rear.

Anti-roll bars 170 front, 130 rear


Weight: 512 kg

On Rear Wheels: 61%

Wheel-base: 2400 mm

Front Track: 1511 mm

Rear Track: 1511 mm

Track/Wheelbase Ratio: 1.58:1

Chassis Ride Height: 10 cm

Engine power: 410 bhp @ 10500 rpm

Engine torque: 276 Nm @ 9600 rpm

Ferrari drivers in GPL:

Ferrari had no fewer than five works drivers for 1967 because of their involvement with sports car racing.

At the beginning of 1967 the team was announced as Bandini #1 and Parkes #2, with Scarfiotti as #3 on the occasions when 3 cars were to be run. However, for their first race of 1967 at Brands Hatch (non-championship) the team consisted of Bandini, Scarfiotti and Amon. At Monaco the team entered was Bandini, Amon and Scarfiotti, though the latter did not take part - presumably there was no car available. Sadly, disaster struck at Monaco and Bandini was killed.

For the next two races, Ferrari fielded a full team of three cars with Amon, Parkes and Scarfiotti as drivers.

At Spa, disaster struck again and Parkes was injured and Scarfiotti badly affected by witnessing the accident, leaving Amon as the only driver for the next six races.

The original GPL has Ferrari as a four-car team with Bandini, Amon, Parkes and Scarfiotti as drivers. The team's actual entries averaged 1.36 cars per GP, though this was affected by Bandini's death and Parkes' injury. The team should be no stronger than three and two would probably be more representative. In both 1966 and 1968, Ferrari only entered three cars for two Champoinship GPs, so it is unlikely that they would have entered three cars for the majority of the 1967 GPs. On the other hand, up to Parkes' accident early in the season, they had already fielded three-car teams for two Champoinship GPs and one non-Champoinship GP, so you could argue the other way!

Ferrari cars in GPL:

The Ferrari 312 made its debut at the start of the 1966 season.

The 1967 model had a new version of the 36-valve V-12 engine, and changes to the nose and air ducts. Bandini drove this 312 at Brands Hatch, the other two drivers using the 1966 model.

Both cars used at Monaco were 1967 models with distinctive faired in mirrors.

For Zandvoort and Spa, the two 67 models were joined by Parkes' long-cockpit 1966 chassis fitted with the 1967 engine and suspension.

At the Nürburgring, a lightened (by over 130 lbs) 312 was introduced which was also used at Mosport.

The final change was the introduction of a more powerful 48-valve V-12 engine at Monza. This car was raced for the rest of the season.

The Ferrari modelled in GPL's physics is the Ferrari 312 with the 48-valve engine.