The Klemantaski Collection, a library of motorsport photography
Modena Aerautodromo, April 1961
Reference #: 61PC21A-18


The first track test of the new Ferrari 156/F1 car with 120º V-6 motor which offered more power and a lower center of gravity. The entire Ferrari cast of characters is in attendance. Bending over the front of the car, checking the water level, is Cav. Luigi Bazzi, Ferrari’s senior technician of that time; the rather large man just to Bazzi’s left is Merado Fantuzzi who made the bodies for the F1 cars; to Fantuzzi’s left in the dark suit and with his hand in the cockpit of the car is Ing. Carlo Chiti, who designed this new F1 car; in the car, ready to go out on test, is the American driver Richie Ginther; behind the car wearing the hat is Romulo Tavoni, manager of the Ferrari racing team; and leaning against the boss’s 250GT are team leader and World Champion to be Phil Hill and the boss himself, Enzo Ferrari.