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Ferrari 312B – 1971 – Photo of the Day

Submitted by on August 14, 2014

Ferrari 312BIn 1971, Jacky Ickx, Clay Regazzoni and Mario Andretti all called the Ferrari 312B home.

The Ferrari 312B was one of the prettier Formula 1 racing cars built by Scuderia Ferrari. The photo above was taken in 1971 during the second year of the 312B’s service, and the year in which it was driven by newly signed Andretti and Regazzoni, as well as the recently returning Jacky Ickx.

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In 1971 the Ferrari 312B would take the marque to victory in both the South African and Dutch Grands Prix, as well at Brands Hatch, Ontario and Hockenheim as part of non-championship events. Largely, the season was dominated by Tyrrell and when the dust settled, Ferrari were third in the Constructors Championship.

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The year that would follow would see the Ferrari 312B fall behind the pace despite Ickx winning the 1972 German Grand Prix, and by the time 1973 rolled around, it was no longer a competitive car. Next up? The 312T.

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