Your prettiest F1 cars of all time
Seems you lot rather like old F1 cars, so here are your favourites
Posted: 10 Feb 2014
The second of our Ferraris, and one of the most famous racing cars of all time. Officially the Tipo 156, the car that took American Phil Hill to his one and only Formula One World Championship is much better known as the Sharknose. The Sharknose was Ferrari's response to new rules for 1961 that specified 1.5-litre engines in place of 2.5s. Ferrari, ever pragmatic, simply upgraded his existing Formula Two car, the modifications included the new nose by which the car became known instantly.
Sadly much of the cars' renown comes from the horrible accident that killed Hill's teammate Wolfgang von Trips at the Italian Grand Prix in 1961. It's not known whether it was this, or Ferrari's legendary lack of sentiment, that meant all Sharknoses were trashed when the car was retired at the end of the 1963 season after its last and seventh win.