<b>1980 Ferrari 312 T5 Single Seater Formula 1</b><br /> Chassis no. 046<br /> Engine no. 066
Lot 45
The Ex-Jody Scheckter
1980 Ferrari 312 T5 Single Seater Formula 1
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1980 Ferrari 312 T5 Single Seater Formula 1
Chassis no. 046
Engine no. 066

Engine capacity 2,992cc, Ferrari Type 015 180' V12
515hp @ 12,300RPM
Lucas fuel injection
Ferrari type 022 5-speed manual gearbox
Front suspension by lower wishbones, rocker arms,inboard spring/damper units and anti-roll bar
Rear suspension by upper arm, reversed lower wishbones, top links, trailing arms, coil spring dampers, and anti-roll bar
Brakes Lockheed callipers and Brembo ventilated cast iron discs all round

*Jody Scheckter's car for his Championship year.
*Fastest of all the T series variants
*Classic 515bhp 180' V-12 powerplant
*From the multiple Championship winning family of T series cars
*Highly original presentation
*Maintained in race ready form by ex-JPS Lotus Mechanic, Phil Denney
*Three owners from new, in the current ownership for twenty years
*Enviable list of spare parts


THE 1980 FERRARI 312 T5 SINGLE SEATER FORMULA 1

This beautifully presented and historically significant 3-litre naturally-aspirated flat 12-cylinder Formula 1 Ferrari is chassis serial '046' – as driven in the early part of the 1980 Grand Prix season by then reigning World Champion Driver Jody Scheckter.

Following the lead set by Renault Sport, who had poured vast sums of money and technological know-how into the development of an alternative 1.5-litre turbocharged V6-cylinder engine for Formula 1, Mr. Ferrari had decided that this was the route to massively enhanced horsepower that his team should take, just to remain competitive.

Consequently, work had begun at Maranello through 1979-80 on a 120-degree 1.5-litre V6 engine to replace the highly successful naturally-aspirated 3-litre flat 12 power unit as now offered here. Ferrari had in fact introduced a flat-12 Formula 1 engine as far back as 1964-65 in the preceding 1.5-litre Formula 1 era, and it had been developed into 2-litre form to win the 1969 European Mountain Championship competition in the unique Ferrari 212E Montagna sports car as driven by Swiss specialist Peter Schetty. An en-larged 3-litre flat-12 power unit was then developed for Formula 1 use, initially in the original 312B model campaigned through 1970 by such drivers as Jacky Ickx, Clay Regazzoni and Ignazio Giunti. From the 312B of 1970 the flat-12 Formula 1 Ferrari family developed into 1973 when the 312B3 model emerged, setting new standards for power output but with a chassis design and handling characteristics which precluded success.

Into 1974 the team was rebuilt – Ferrari opted out of sports car/endurance racing competition to concentrate its attention and resources solely upon For-mula 1 – and young German driver Niki Lauda joined Regazzoni within the team. They began winning Grand Prix races once more and in 1975, reaching maturity as a racing driver, Niki Lauda won the Drivers' World Championship title for Ferrari while the marque itself won the Formula 1 Constructors' Cham-pionship title for the first time since 1964. His successful Mauro Forghieri-masterminded Ferrari 312T car design was developed for 1976-77 into the 312T2 variant, winning two more consecutive Constructors' Championship ti-tles to give Ferrari a then unique hat-trick within that annual competition. In 1976, Niki Lauda was injured in the celebrated German GP, Nurburgring, crash and fire, and lost the Drivers' title to his main rival James Hunt of McLaren. But in 1977, Lauda bounced back with the Ferrari team and their 3-litre flat-12 en-gined Formula 1 cars and took his second crown as Formula 1 World Champi-on driver.

For 1978, the Ferrari 312T3 model emerged but that was the year in which ground-effect aerodynamics were really perfected in the form of the trend-setting Lotus-Cosworth Type 79. Mario Andretti became only the second Amer-ican ever to win the Formula 1 Drivers' title – after Phil Hill for Ferrari in 1961 – and although the T3 cars won five Grand Prix races – four with driver Carlos Reutemann and one for new French-Canadian star Gilles Villeneuve – they fell short of the World titles for the first time in four seasons' racing.

While the contemporary crop of ground-effect Formula 1 cars employed ven-turi tunnel 'underwing' sections along each side of their conventional Cos-worth-Ford V8 engines to achieve competitive downforce, the flat-12 Ferraris with their horizontally-disposed cylinder blocks possessed no under-floor space in which to match this technology.

Ferrari sought to compensate by making much better use of the 'over-body' surfaces of their Formula 1 cars, the external upper surfaces, while also seeking ever more horsepower from the familiar and wonderfully capable flat-12 en-gine itself. The 312T3 had some 515bhp available compared to the rival Cos-worth DFV V8's c. 490bhp, and its spearhead-planform bodywork with plateau upper surfaces also worked well in feeding airflow onto the vital rear wing.

For 1979, Ferrari took this approach further with their 312T4 model, and with South African star driver Jody Scheckter joining Gilles Villeneuve in the team, from Tyrrell, they enjoyed another great season's racing from which Scheckter emerged as World Champion Driver, having won the Belgian, Monaco and Ital-ian GPs. His team-mate Gilles Villeneuve won the South African Grand Prix and both the United States GPs, West and East, at Long Beach and Watkins Glen re-spectively.

Into 1980, it was plain from the season's beginning that Ferrari's new turbo-charged 1.5-litre V6 design cars would not become race-worthy until the follow-ing year. Consequently, the Ferrari 312T5 model – as offered here - was devel-oped in fine detail from the World Championship-winning 1979 312T4. At most circuits the new model would prove faster than its World Champion predeces-sor – it became absolutely the ultimate in the long line of 3-litre flat-12 engined Ferraris – but its true ground-effects car opposition – especially in the form of the rival Williams, Brabham, Renault Turbo and Ligier cars – proved generally to be faster still.

Tires provided by Michelin also foiled Ferrari hopes and ambitions as carcass and compound development focused more upon the needs of the front-running opposition. As the season developed, mired by tire inadequacy and with the hy-per-developed engines beginning to show some frailty, reigning World Champi-on Jody Scheckter became progressively disinterested – his sporting ambitions already fulfilled. Gilles Villeneuve remained more committed, and occasionally out-performed his equipment...

For 1980, Ferrari dismantled 312 T4 cars chassis 037, 039 and 041 and rebuilt them into the 1980 Ferrari 312T5s chassis 042, 043 and 044. These were vis-ually similar to the 1979 cars but the front ends of the monocoque chassis had been reworked with slimmer front ends, and with slightly different bodywork, suspension geometry and wings.

In addition, when the cars emerged in South America at the beginning of the year the flat-12 engines featured new cylinder heads with a wider included an-gle between in inlet and exhaust valves in redesigned combustion chambers. This modification gave a little more free space beyond the heads to enlarge available underwing-venturi space. However, even these cylinder heads would be dropped by the time the cars appeared for the Monaco Grand Prix back in Europe.

Michelin's dire lack of grip in contrast to their 1979 tire performance on the preceding T4 cars also hampered these T5 cars. In Argentina at the start of the season Villeneuve qualified his new car eighth but nearly 2 seconds off the pace of rival Alan Jones's latest Williams-Cosworth FW07. There Scheckter's engine blew-up spectacularly, but at Sao Paulo for the Brazilian GP team-mate Ville-neuve led the opening lap before his tires began to deteriorate. Scheckter suf-fered another engine failure, while Villeneuve also failed to finish.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Reigning Formula 1 World Champion Driver Jody Scheckter continued his 1980 Formula 1 World Championship defense driving this works Ferrari 312T5 of-fered here – chassis 046 - in the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami on March 1 that year. The two T5s qualified 9-10 but Jody Scheckter had to retire with an electrical problem while Villeneuve's car broke its transmission as he left the pits after changing tires...

On March 30, 1980, Jody Scheckter's second appearance in 046 in defense of his World Championship title was made at Long Beach, California, in the United States Grand Prix (West). The cars then ran a newly-revised sliding-skirt system to enhance their aerodynamic download generation, and he finished the gruel-ing street-circuit race in fifth place overall, securing his first two World Champi-onship points of the season. Villeneuve ran as high as third in this race in his sister T5, but again had to change tires and broke a drive-shaft in exiting the pits at 12,000rpm.

The European season then commenced at Zolder in Belgium for the Belgian GP of May 4, 1980. By this time '046' was being run routinely as the reigning World Champion Jody Scheckter's regular car. But on the winding Zolder circuit he could only finish eighth.

The Monaco Grand Prix followed in Monte Carlo on May 18. The works team T5 cars were modified for the street circuit with 10cm shorter wheelbase, a smaller front wing than usual and tailored rear wing in balance. Jody Scheckter in '046' - now offered - failed to finish. The following World Championship-qualifying round was the Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama, Madrid, on June 1 but Ferrari was in dispute with the promoting body of Formula 1 and did not par-ticipate....

Normal service was then resumed for the French Grand Prix at the Ricard-Castellet circuit in the South of France on June 29. Yet again '046' went to war driven by its World Champion Driver. He qualified the car 19th but finished 12th after a race fraught with lack of grip and inevitable stops to change tires, which was not at all standard practice at the time.

Jody Scheckter could see little incentive in racing for 15th place rather than 17th, and had decided to retire from driving at the end of that season. The 1980 Brit-ish Grand Prix was run at Brands Hatch on July 13, and Scheckter in '046' fin-ished tenth upon a course he liked and upon which he had enjoyed great suc-cess in the past. By this time of the season the South African was increasingly unmotivated. Ferrari was concentrating its financial, technical and personnel resources upon the turbocharged F1 car program for 1981 and in effect just went through the motions of Formula 1 racing with the naturally-aspirated 3-litre flat-12 cylinder cars, upon which little further development effort and vir-tually no money was being spent.

The year's German Grand Prix was run at Hockenheim on August 10, Scheckter in 046 finishing the long race in 13th place. His swansong appearance in this car was then made in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort on August 31, 1980, when he finished ninth.

In preparation for the Italian Grand Prix – run that year at Imola – Jody Scheckter crashed 046 and raced his alternative 043 car. In the words of histo-rian Alan Henry "Jody drove quietly, with great single-mindedness, to finish eighth with bruises all over his body. He could have withdrawn but his sense of duty told him that he should race..."

As presented here today Scheckter's 312T car for his Championship year - 046 - is presented in race ready condition, having been prepared and maintained by ex-JPS Lotus mechanic Phil Denney in his shop at Sears Point Raceway. It is ac-companied by an enviable package of spare parts, too numerous to list here, to keep it competitive on track. It should be noted that the rear brake ducts have been removed, due to the length of modern historic events but could easily be re-fitted, the Magneti Marelli ignition too has been replaced by a more reliable contemporary unit. It is beautifully presented and highly original, having had just three owners from new - Ferrari SpA, Luigi Chinetti Jr, and the current long-term owner/vendor.

In his history of these Ferrari Formula 1 cars – 'Flat-12' published by MRP, London, 1981 - Alan Henry described how after that year's final United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen "Scheckter trickled gently into the pits, where chief mechanic Bellentani bent down to undo Jody's seat harness for the last time. A brief round of applause broke out as the South African stepped from the cock-pit of a Formula 1 car for the last time at a major international motor race. He smiled as if a great weight had been lifted from his shoulders...Jody Scheckter admits that while he was negotiating his last few laps at Watkins Glen in the 312T5 he was singing to himself... He cannot recall what he was singing but he thinks it was 'Show me the way to go Home'. Unwittingly, that would have been appropriate for the 3-litre engine, still screaming away behind his neck...". Before Ferrari raced again they would have introduced the long-awaited 1.5-litre turbocharged V6 replacement unit. This gorgeous Ferrari 312T5 repre-sents the end of the illustrious Constructors' Championship hat-trick-winning family line and we recommend it most highly for all Ferrari collectors' closest consideration.

Right here, right now, you too could buy into the experience of having that magnificent Ferrari flat-12 engine screaming away behind your shoulders, just like reigning World Champion Jody Scheckter.

Ownership of Ferrari 312T5 chassis 046 is just one bid away...

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