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Since some of us seem to have some fun identifying Ferraris, lets test our General Ferrari Knowledge (the GFK experiment :lol: )

I'll start off with some easy ones:

1) Which car was nicknamed 'sharknose' ? (official type please)
2) Name three Lancia's with a Ferrari power unit.
3) Which driver won in a Ferrari on his debut in the World Championship Formula 1 ?
4) How many F40's are built?
5) When did Enzo Ferrari die?

Looking forward to see if there are any 'serious' tifosi out there!


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1. 156/f1 (1961) driven by Hill, ginther, and Von trips

2. Stratos
Thema 8.32
LC2.....Lemans prototype (had to look this one up)

3. Giancarlo Baghetti in 1961 ......(had to look this one up)

4. 1311 F40's built, but it varies depending on the source....

5. Mr Enzo Ferrari passed away on 8/14/1998 at the age of 90 RIP...


How did I do??? numbers 2 and 3 I had to research.....
 

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Well, not bad! Almost: 4 out of 5, which I think is a typo anyway! Enzo died in 1988 and not in 1998!


As for the Lancia's you could also name the D50 F1 car of 1956, where Fangio drove it to the title.

Baghetti won indeed in Reims first time out in a WC round, he already won several non-championship rounds before that.

1311 is the most reliable source officially, but since there are also RHD F40s available it might be a bit more!


And the new questions are (level two):
1) What car is a GTB Turbo and why is it made?
2) Which F1 driver is the most succesfull Ferrari driver after Michael Schumacher?
3) When was the Scuderia Ferrari started?
4) Which was the first car produced by Enzo Ferrari and in what year?
5) What is the normal meaning in the numbers given to a Ferrari model (like 348, 456, 512 etc...)


Good luck again
 

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about the second trivia
i already know 3 of them (at least i think i do :wink: )
but i'm not gonna post them till i know all of them, better hit the books then
 

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1. 208gtb turbo was especially produced to adapt to Italian engine litre laws. It was fitted with a kkk turbocharger and had 220hp , increased 254 in 1986. I should add that the 86' version looked like a 328.....

2.Nikki Lauda 15 wins and 2 WDC 75'and 77'

3. Scuderia Ferrari was formed in 1946, but we all know that the fifty anniversary is 1948

4. first road car 1948 166barchetta
first gran prix car 1946 125

5. Ferrari names most of their cars for cubic centimetres displacement
Of course this varies from model to model....

they can have engine capacity per cylinder (250gt)
engine capacity + # of cylinders (308)
engine capacity + # of valves (355)
anniversay or geographical (F40) or (360 Modena)
or now even after it's founding father (The Enzo)
 

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So it's Lauda??

n°3 is wrong he says SCUDERIA Ferrari.
that means the racing team, not the marque
so that's in the end of the 1920th.

And Enzo produced cars before that, not unther his name, but for Alfa
 

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So it's Lauda??

n°3 is wrong he says SCUDERIA Ferrari.
that means the racing team, not the marque
so that's in the end of the 1920th.

And Enzo produced cars before that, not unther his name, but for Alfa
#3 is confusing but what you're refering to is 1929(the societa anonima Scuderia Ferrari ) was formed...But Enzo stilled worked for Alfa...
 

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Hmm, almost :)

Question 1 is answered mainly correct, but I specifically asked for the GTB Turbo. This indeed was the 2,0 liter version of the 328 GTB! Others (the 308 GTB/GTS and GT4 versions) were called 208 instead of 308. Only the 328 versions were called GTB Turbo and GTS Turbo without a number before it.

Question 2 is answered correctly.

Question 3 is incorrect. The Scuderia Ferrari was started in 1929 when Enzo Ferrari ran Alfa Romeo GP cars.

Question 4 is not true, since I asked for the first car that Enzo Ferrari built! You are right when I meant the first Ferrari named car, but actually I was thinking of the Auto Avio Construzione 815 of 1940!

Question 5 is very nicely answered!


Anyone can give me a hard question?

I might gonna think about level 3 tonight :p

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Okay, I thought these ones are almost basic Ferrari knowledge:

1) What is the name of the private racetrack next to the factory?
2) What made the 1988 Italian GP so special for Ferrari?
3) Why were some cars badged with the Dino name?
4) How many children did Enzo Ferrari had?
5) Where do the letters GTB stand for?

Not to hard, right?

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I have an easy questions for you all....

What is considered to be the first Ferrari under the FIAT banner?

In what season/year was Mr Luca DiMontezemolo recruited to Ferrari racing director? (Not the presidency...mind you)

In what season/year did Mansell win on his maiden Ferrari drive, name that race?
 

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Hmmm, not as easy for me as you might think! Since I don't want to check the books, but want to try it from memory I will go for the following answers, where I am only sure from question 3!

1) Might be the Daytona, but a Dino can be it as well.

2) It was in the Lauda era, so my guess will be 1974?

3) Brazil 1989

As I said, only one for sure :-?
 

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Hmmm, not as easy for me as you might think! Since I don't want to check the books, but want to try it from memory I will go for the following answers, where I am only sure from question 3!

1) Might be the Daytona, but a Dino can be it as well.

2) It was in the Lauda era, so my guess will be 1974?

3) Brazil 1989

As I said, only one for sure :-?
All are correct....I try to do it from memory, but books are there for research.Ferraris history is complex...so dates/cars/drivers/races, and stories are easily forgotten..
 

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250lm said:
Okay, I thought these ones are almost basic Ferrari knowledge:

1) What is the name of the private racetrack next to the factory?
2) What made the 1988 Italian GP so special for Ferrari?
3) Why were some cars badged with the Dino name?
4) How many children did Enzo Ferrari had?
5) Where do the letters GTB stand for?

Not to hard, right?

Niels
1. Fiorano
2. it was the year that the Mclarens dominated and the only race Ferrari won was the italian GP .But more importantly, Mr Ferrari had died on Aug14, while the race was held sept11....Berger won followed by Alboreto making it 1-2 FERRARI!!!
3. Purist will say that a ferrari without a v12 is a dino. But the dino was of coursed named for Enzo's son .......
4. Dino and Piero...maybe a daughter..not sure
5. Gran turismo Berlinetta
 

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Very nice, one little point: The Dino was indeed named after his son, but only the V6-engine cars which reputedly was designed by Alfredino Ferrari. It is however one of the unconfirmed stories in Ferrari history. For sure it is only used on the V6 cars, with the exception of the early 308 GT4s.

As far as I know indeed only two sons, Alfredino Ferrari and Piero Lardi.

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best thread yet

I love this thread keep the trivia coming! I'll come up with a few myself.

1. What caused the creation of the 250 GTO?

2. Name 3 of the 7 I-4-cyl Ferraris (I only know this because I've been making the models section)?

3. Which Ferrari (and car for that matter) spent the most time in the wind tunnel (a little easy)?

4. Which Ferrari was designed by Enzo (another easy one)?
 

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The question about the ferrari naming isnt entirely correct. Alot of 12 cyl ferraris used unitary displacement. A recent example is the 456. 456cc x 12=5472cc=~5.5L Tht 365, 330, 250, 166, 400, 412, etc all were named this way.
 

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Now we are talking toplevel!

Very hard ones indeed!

Lets try some (again without the books), pretty sure many are wrong, so don't give away the answers yet!

1) It was developed out of the SWB and was made for race homologation purposes.

2) 750 Monza, 500 Mondial, 857S ????

3) Probably the Modulo.

4) Didn't know he designed one, but probably the 125.

As I said, I would like to know the right answers :ex:

Niels
 
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