CMC Ferrari D50, 1956 GP England #1 Fangio

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A masterpiece of architecture model: M-197 CMC Ferrari D50, 1956 GP England #1 Fangio

Initiated by Gianni Lancia with the backing of technologically cutting-edge ideas, the D50 project proved to be a worthy pursuit in the hands of Enzo Ferrari. Scuderia Ferrari had a highly successful F1 racing season in 1956. At the Grand Prix of Silverstone, England, Juan Manuel Fangio and Peter Collins raced their D50s to a double victory. The race was characterized by a high failure rate: Only eleven drivers crossed the finish line.

Technical data of the CMC model:
  1. Model: Precision model hand-assembled
  2. Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
  3. Scale: 1:18
  4. Item-No.: M-197
  5. Color: red
  6. Driver: Juan Manuel Fangio
  7. Parts: 1,161
  8. Limited Edition: 1,000
Model car details:
  • Metal precision model hand-built from 1,161 parts
  • Detachable and lockable engine-hood
  • Flip-open ventilation lid for the driver's footwell
  • Detail-exact replication of the V8 engine with accessories, pipes and cabling
  • Bundled exhaust pipes made of metal
  • Triangular front axle with shock absorbers and transverse leaf spring, all made of metal
  • Hand-crafted stainless steel grille
  • Rear suspension with De-Dion-tube, transverse leaf spring, pushrods and friction dampers, all made of metal
  • Oil cooler installed in front of the radiator
  • Detailed replication of fuel and oil circulation as well as the cooling system
  • Hinged flip-open fuel and oil filler caps
  • Upholstered, leather-covered driver's seat and head-rest
  • Amazingly realistic and perfectly crafted wheels with stainless-steel spokes and nipples mounted on an alloy rim
  • Authentically-replicated central locking nuts with right-/left-handed threads
  • Elegant finish by hand in the original hue and color
Special feature as accessory: Booster - Trolley with separate assist-start device

Description of the original vehicle: It was July 1, 1956. Crowds of spectators were coming to attend the sixth race of the 1956 World Cup at the Silverstone Circuit. The race would consist of 101 laps of the circuit here, covering a distance of 475.76 km.
Ferrari and Maserati were two top players of the game, and each would send four entrants to the race. From Ferrari, it was Juan Manuel Fangio Alfonso de Portago, Eugenio Castellotti, and Peter Collins -- an English young driver already with two wins to his credit. All the Ferrari D50s were of the short-nose type, and the bow of Fangio's car was painted with a black starting number 1 on a white base circle.
Maserati used its regular drivers Stirling Moss, Jean Behra, Cesare Perdisa and Paco Godia. Another game player was Vanwall, a British racing team that was composed of Maurice Trintignant, Harry Schell and José Froilán Gonzaléz. After a long absence from the race, B.R.M. (British Racinng Motors) pinned its hopes on Mike Hawthorn, Tony Brooks and Ron Flockhart. Of course, the local team Connaught, which comprised Archie Scott-Brown, Desmond Titterington and Jack Fairman, was a fixture of the race, too. Then there was the the French racing team Gordini with two cars, which were to be driven by Hernando da Silva Ramos and Robert Manzon respectively.
Also present on the start-off field were private drivers. Among them was Jack Barbham and six other drivers, who would race in their private Maserati 250Fs. Altogether, there were 28 contestants this year, and only González from the Vanwall team had previously won at this race event. The race turned out to have a high failure rate. In the end, no more than 11 contestants crossed the finish line.
During the practice, Fangio and Moss had fought for the best starting position. It was Moss who eventually got pole position -- the only time that Moss managed to do so for his Maserati 250F during the 1956 Formula One season. Fangio was the next to start off. He was followed by Mike Hawthorn, Collins, and two Vanwall drivers Schell and González in that order.
Fangio had a good start, but an early spin caused him to drop back. On lap 16, Moss was in the lead, and Hawthorn was close on his heels until technical problems forced the B.R.M pilot out on lap 24. Moss was now leading the field ahead of Salvadori in a private Maserati, and Fangio was in the third place.
Then Moss had to stop for a refill of engine oil, which cost him some valuable time, and he scrambled to make up for it when he was back on the track. On lap 63, Collins had to retire with a serious technical problem in his car, but he resumed racing in Portago’s car. On lap 69, Fangio took the lead. Shortly before the end of the race, Moss encountered problems again -- with a broken axle, which put him ut of the game.
After all the dust had settled down, Fangio won at Silverstone for the first time in his career. His teammate Collins finished second, thus securing a Ferrari double victory. Nevertheless, Collins had to share the points of this 2nd place finish with Portago, which cost him a lot of lead in the drivers' standings.

Podium Result:
  • First: J.M.Fangio
  • Second: Peter Collins / Alfonso de Portago
  • Third: Jean Behra
CMC Legal Disclaimer The use of racing team and/or driver names, symbols, starting numbers, and/or descriptions is solely for reference purposes. Unless otherwise stated, it does not imply that the CMC scale model is a product of any of these racing teams/drivers or endorsed by any of them.

Technical data of the original vehicle:
  1. Monoposto built on a tubular frame with free-standing wheels
  2. 2.5-litre V8 engine as a stressed member of the chassis
  3. Two valves per cylinder controlled by two overhead camshafts
  4. Dry sump oil lubrication
  5. Mixture preparation with four Solex 40 PII double carburettors
  6. Dual ignition (two plugs per cylinder)
  7. Five-speed manual gearbox installed behind the driver
  8. Triangular front axle with shock absorbers, front suspension with wishbones, transverse leaf spring, all made of metal
  9. Rear suspension with De-Dion-tube, transverse leaf spring, pushrods and friction dampers, all made of metal
  10. Bore x stroke: 76 x 68.5 mm
  11. Displacement: 2,486 cc
  12. Maximum output: 265 HP at 8,000 rpm
  13. Top speed: 300 Km/h (depending on ratio)
  14. Wheelbase: 2,280 mm
  15. Track front/rear: 1,270 / 1,270 mm
  16. Total length: 3, 850 mm
  17. Total width: 1,448 mm
  18. Total height: 962 mm
  19. Curb weight: 640 kg
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