Due to the new regulations, limiting the engine capacity to three litres, it is decided to upgrade the 412 T1 into the 412 T2, but without any major innovations, because the new, smaller 10-cylinder engine, considered to adapt better to the new 3-litre-rule, is in an advanced stage. The aerodynamics are revised with the sides shortened to fit the radiators and other accessories, the air inlets are now more square compared to last year’s and the wheel base as well as the whole car are shortened. The tank has a reduced capacity of 140 litres.

This car is a step ahead compared to last year’s single-seater, but still not able to bring Ferrari back into the fight for the title. Jean Alesi wins in Canada: Alesi and Berger are also successful on other races, conquering 73 points for a third place in the Constructors’ standings, won by Benetton. The Drivers’ Title is won again by Michael Schumacher, who will race for Ferrari in the next season.

Type rear, longitudinal 75° V12
Bore/stroke 86 x 43 mm
Unitary displacement 249.77 cc
Total displacement 2997.34 cc
Compression ratio 12.8 : 1
Maximum power 507 kW (690 hp) at 16,800 rpm
Power per litre 230 hp/l
Maximum torque -
Valve actuation twin overhead camshafts per bank, four valves per cylinder
Fuel feed Magneti Marelli electronic indirect injection
Ignition electronic, single spark plug per cylinder
Lubrication dry sump
Clutch multi-plate
Frame honeycomb and carbon-fibre composite monocoque
Front suspension independent push-rod, twin wishbones, torsion bar springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension independent push-rod, twin wishbones, torsion bar springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Brakes carbon-carbon composite discs
Transmission electro-hydraulic 6-speed + reverse
Steering rack-and-pinion
Fuel tank -
Front tyres 13”, Goodyear
Rear tyres 13”, Goodyear