Ferrari F310B

Ferrari F310B image

Active: 1997
Team: Scuderia Ferrari SpA

Designers: Rory Byrne
Drivers: Michael Schumacher (5), Eddie Irvine (6)

The F310B is the result of a thorough redesign of the F310, which by its sacked designer John Barnard was dubbed as "not very good". Still, it had won thrree races in the hands of Michael Schumacher.

Along with the arrival of Michael Schumacher, Ferrari set out to return to competitiveness with the arrival of Rory Byrne and Ross Brawn, two key members of a team that would go on to bring World Championships for Ferrari.


Out on track, that car proved to be a considerable improvement to its predecessor, with reliability greatly improved as well. 32 additional points were scored during the season, up to 102, but the team still finished second in the standings, behind Williams, just like it did in 1996. The improvements led to 5 race wins and 8 further podium positions.


Chassis: Carbon-fibre and composite honeycomb
Front Suspension: Independent, push-rod activated torsion arms
Rear Suspension: Independent, push-rod activated torsion arms
Brakes: Ventilated carbon-fibre discs
Tyres: Goodyear
Wheels: 13" (front and rear)


Length: 4,358 mm
Width: 1,995 mm
Height: 970 mm
Front Track: 1,690 mm
Rear Track: 1,605 mm
Kerb Weight (with water and oil): 600 kg (including driver)


Type: Ferrari 046/1B and 046/2
Configuration: Naturally aspirated 75° V10
Fuel & Lubricant: Shell
Total Displacement: 2998.1 cc
Max. Power Output: over 650 bhp
Timing Gear: 40 valves
Fuel Feed: Magneti Marelli digital injection
Ignition: Magneti Marelli static
Transmission: Rear-wheel drive, transverse semi-automatic sequential electronically controlled 7-speed gearbox + reverse, limited slip differential