Modena display to celebrate Grand Prix greats

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Machinery tracking the evolution of Formula 1 from 1950-’94 will form a new exhibition at the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy, from 3 May.

On show to preview the event was Gilles Villeneuve’s Ferrari 312 T4, which carried him to second place in the 1979 Formula 1 World Championship, and Williams’ 1994 FW15D.

The former was Ferrari’s first attempt at ‘ground effect’ aerodynamics, a project that was hampered by the width of the T4’s flat-12 engine.

The Williams, meanwhile, was a development car featuring passive suspension and no electronic trickery to help the team prepare for new rules banning driver aids.

Other cars confirmed for the exhibition include the 1951 Alfa Romeo 159, 1957 Maserati 250F, 1962 Porsche 804 and 1979 Renault RS11.

For more information visit the museum’s website.

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