Berger gets back in his last Ferrari at Mugello

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Ferrari brought a selection of their classic F1 cars to their world final event at Mugello this weekend.

Gerhard Berger was re-acquainted with the last Ferrari he raced in F1 – the team’s final V12-engined car, the 1995 412T2.

Among the other retro Ferraris in action was a mid-seventies-vintage 312T and the team’s last turbo-powered car, the F1/87-88C of 1988.

Reserve drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Marc Gene were on hand to demonstrate some of the more recent machinery.

Here are pictures of some of the cars from the Finali Mondiali:

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41 comments on Berger gets back in his last Ferrari at Mugello

  1. taurus (@taurus) said on 6th November 2011, 21:26

    The 412-T2 is such a pretty car

  2. Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 6th November 2011, 21:44

    I’m not a Ferrari fan, but this has so many shades of awesome it has its own swatches from B&Q.

  3. cduk_mugello (@cduk_mugello) said on 6th November 2011, 21:56

    The Ferrari world final event used to be such a celebration. I miss those days.

  4. BasCB (@bascb) said on 6th November 2011, 21:58

    Did Ferrari win any title they can celebrate this year? As far as I can remember they have only their single Silverstone win, not even the GT class racing brought them any big prizes, did it?

    • UKFan (@) said on 7th November 2011, 1:51

      Hater alert still F1 was dissapointing and GT were nothing more than promissing.

      • Alianora La Canta (@alianora-la-canta) said on 10th November 2011, 13:57

        Ferrari won the European Le Mans Series with a round to spare and the only way BMW can deny Ferrari the ILMC title (which will become the World Endurance Championship next year) is by taking pole and winning while hoping none of the three Ferraris finish. I’d call that a good performance, even if that success has not been replicated in the FIA series.

  5. STSCM (@stscm) said on 6th November 2011, 22:19

    Wish there was audio, a Ferrari V12 F1 machine at full grunt would make a great ringtone.
    Some beautiful cars there with lucky people around them.

  6. the 1995 ferrari was a very good car, if unreliable.

    The world and his wife has been told ferrari were slow coaches when michael turned up in 1996. But anyone who watched Alesi in 95 knows different.

    Just check out Suzuka!

    • TimG (@timg) said on 7th November 2011, 8:59

      The world and his wife has been told ferrari were slow coaches when michael turned up in 1996. But anyone who watched Alesi in 95 knows different.

      Indeed. In fact, when Schumacher arrived at Ferrari his first test was in the 412 T2 because the new car wasn’t yet ready. His initial feedback was to express surprise that Ferrari hadn’t won more races in 1995 because the car felt so much better than his Benetton B195.

      The 412 T2 – the last V12 Ferrari F1 car – was the prettiest design of 1995, but Ferrari had some appalling luck during the year restricting them to a single race win courtesy of Jean Alesi in Montreal. Gerhard Berger was initially declared the winner in Brazil, after Schumacher and David Coulthard were disqualified for fuel irregularities – the drivers were later reinstated, although Williams and Benetton lost their constructors’ points. But for fading oil pressure, Alesi might have been able to push Johnny Herbert harder for the win at Silverstone. Alesi retired from the lead at Spa and it took a mighty drive from Schumacher to deny him the win at the Nurburgring.

      The weirdest race of all was at Monza. David Coulthard spun off, Damon Hill hit Schumacher and both retired, leaving Alesi and Gerhard Berger in a Ferrari 1-2. Then Alesi’s onboard camera fell off and hit Berger’s car, breaking the suspension. Alesi continued in the lead but then suffered a freak wheel bearing failure, which put him out too.

  7. Oblong_Cheese (@oblong_cheese) said on 6th November 2011, 22:34

    I wonder if Fisi knew he’d be retiring when he moved to Ferrari in 2009.

  8. sato113 (@sato113) said on 6th November 2011, 22:40

    i always thought this event took place after the f1 season ended?

  9. UnitedKingdomRacing (@unitedkingdomracing) said on 6th November 2011, 22:59

    I guess this year all the team members would prefer to go immidiatelly on christmas holiday after the F1 Season has finished, because it is that long.

  10. Les (@les) said on 6th November 2011, 23:47

    Wow the 95 Ferrari really is a beautiful car.

  11. The Last Pope (@the-last-pope) said on 7th November 2011, 2:55

    The previous (1 year old) ferrari is usually given the current years livery for use in pre-season testing and publicity events like this now that they can’t use the current car. Does this mean once the car becomes two years old someone has to return it’s livery back to the correct year? otherwise all the cars would be historicly incorrect. I know the 1995 412t2 is correct because of the 28 and Agip but what about the 2000s cars?

  12. TED BELL said on 7th November 2011, 5:02

    Ferrari Race cars look great…

  13. GeeMac (@geemac) said on 7th November 2011, 5:19

    I can still hear that glorious noise the 412T2 made! Incredible car, one of my very favorite Ferrari’s.

    I’ve said it before, and i’ll say it again, I was never a fan of the turbo era Ferarri’s, particularly the late 80’s cars, but now when i look at them I can’t help thinking they are great looking things.

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 7th November 2011, 8:21

      @geemac It’s the red body and black wings, just looks right.

      Something I’m afraid I can’t say about the current design.

      • damonsmedley (@damonsmedley) said on 8th November 2011, 17:21

        @keithcollantine I completely agree. The best looking Ferraris ever, in my opinion.

        I found it unusual when @Hairs was saying they looked terrible on Twitter a while ago, however!

        • Hairs (@hairs) said on 8th November 2011, 19:03

          @damonsmedley That’s because I’m right. The black wings look like pieces they’ve robbed from another car, or offcuts they picked up from the shop floor because they car was due on track and they ran out of time to finish it.

          “All done boys, we’re ready to race!”
          “Oh.. err.. yeah guv, just wheeling it out now”
          “But boss, we’ve no wingy bits”
          “Slap a bit of tar on that bit of cardboard and glue it on son, they’ll never know.”

          And they never did.

  14. coefficient (@coefficient) said on 7th November 2011, 8:03

    Yes, some great looking cars here. I have to say though that the F2007 is pretty ugly. I’m very glad all those silly aero appendages have been outlawed, they just make the car look like they got the original design wrong and had to glue bits all over it to make it work. I know the current snow plough front wing is a bit weird but I’d take the current cars over the late 2000s cars any day.

    • bosyber (@bosyber) said on 7th November 2011, 12:24

      @coefficient I find the 2007 one looks better than the version from 2008. Looking back, all those appendages made them look like some manga space robot or something. The current front wing still is big, and the noses mostly too high for my liking, but their cleaner look does appeal to me.

      But compared to that 1995 Ferrari, well, sorry, it might be nostalgia, but that looks a the best.

  15. SempreGilles (@sempregilles) said on 7th November 2011, 9:13

    Santander please change you’re corporate colors from white to black. Those late 80s/early 90s Ferraris are so pretty in black and red. One of the best liveries in F1 ever if you ask me.

    And a shame we probably won’t see those cars without airbox again in 2014 because of safety.

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