Ferrari prepare 312T4 for Villeneuve demo run

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Andrea Bertolini, Ferrari 312T4, Fiorano, 2012

Ferrari have shaken down the 312T4 which will be driven by Jacques Villeneuve next month.

The car, raced by Gilles Villeneuve during the 1979 season, will be driven by his son on the 30th anniversary of his death next month.

Ferrari’s Andrea Bertolini drove the car around the short circuit at their Fiorano test track.

Andrea Bertolini, Ferrari 312T4, Fiorano, 2012

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15 comments on Ferrari prepare 312T4 for Villeneuve demo run

  1. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 18th April 2012, 13:15

    Although with that front end it’s hard to call it beautiful, but it’s certainly a very striking car.

  2. topdowntoedown (@topdowntoedown) said on 18th April 2012, 13:27

    That rear wing looks a bit askew to me…

  3. Fixy (@fixy) said on 18th April 2012, 13:45

    Bertolini! Good to know he still exists!

  4. TED BELL said on 18th April 2012, 16:17

    What a machine…

    Now if we could only hear it. As the car raced on Michelins, they had a certian look to them and nowadays many historics are using Avons. Their profile is a bit different and affects the stance of the car. Too bad if it is Avons.

    This chassis was so much different than the Lotus 79 copy cats that were in vogue at the time. Many said its ground effects were compromised by the mass of the engine but it was very competitive and rose to the challenge. Yes it is a very distant relative to todays versions of beautiful Grand Prix cars, but at the time was something really different and that sound that it made….

    Had to be heard and scene. I was lucky to see it do that and also win.

  5. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 19th April 2012, 13:35

    There’s a nice use of white on that car, looks good.

    • TED BELL said on 19th April 2012, 16:37

      That era of Ferrari always had a nice balance red, white and some green. It occurred to me this morning that there could have been several other Ferrari used for this rememberance but somehow the 312T4 reflects the pinnacle of his time behind the wheel.

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