FERRARI 156 SHARKNOSE / Ed McDonough / Sutton Publishing
Ferrari 156 Sharknose
The "sharknose" Ferrari was one of the most distinctive, charismatic and successful of all Grand Prix cars.
In 1961, this beautiful design, with the nostril-like front end and potent V-6 engine, dominated the Grand Prix season and won the world championship.
Its rear-engined layout confirmed that the days of the front-ended Formula 1 car were over, and its triumphs revived the reputation of the Ferrari racing team.
In this car, Phil Hill became the first American to win the driver's crown, the Italian Baghetti became the only man to win a Grand Prix at the first attempt,