The single-seater was developed further and given a powerful engine and a new cylinder head configuration (intake ducts at the centre of the V and exterior exhausts). The aerodynamics were also worked on with front flaps and a full width rear wing, but the car had had its day. In fact, in the last races of 1969, Mexican Pedro Rodriguez was given a 1968 model to drive.
1969 was the most disastrous year in Ferrari’s Formula 1 career with just seven points scored. In fact, the Scuderia’s participation in the Championship events was often limited to just a single driver. Its drivers only managed three points-scoring placings in all, with Amon’s third position at Zandvoort the best result. However, 1969 was to prove important in other respects for Ferrari as Fiat bought a stake in the company, but allowed Ferrari a free reign when it came to its racing activities.
|Type||rear, longitudinal 60° V12|
|Bore/stroke||77 x 53.5 mm|
|Unitary displacement||249.12 cc|
|Total displacement||2989.56 cc|
|Maximum power||321 kW (436 hp) at 11.000 rpm|
|Power per litre||146 hp/l|
|Valve actuation||twin overhead camshafts per bank, four valves per cylinder|
|Fuel feed||Lucas indirect injection|
|Frame||semi-monocoque, tubular steel chassis with riveted aluminium panels|
|Front suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, inboard coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|Rear suspension||independent, upper lever arm, reversed lower wishbone, twin radius arms, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|Transmission||5-speed + reverse|
|Fuel tank||capacity 180 litres|