Additional details for the Lancia D50
car scale model kit:
- Manufactured by Model Factory Hiro in 1/43 scale with reference MFH-K395 (also listed as 4571102323954, K395 and K-395).
- Belongs to the Scuderia Lancia Team.
- Raced at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1955.
- Includes photo-etched parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Package measures 95 mm x 155 mm x 55 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 160 g.
- Box barcode 4571102323954 (GTIN/EAN)
- Featured in newsletter 586.
The change in the regulations of the F1 World Championship for the 1954 season, where the engines began to have a displacement of 2.5 litres, convinced Gianni Lancia to return his brand after spending two years in the 2 litres Formula 2. The study and production of the new car was entrusted to Vittorio Jano.
The rivals to beat were Ferrari, which had just won the previous championships in 1952 and 1953 and presented an evolution of its F2 models, and Mercedes, which also returned to the highest level with its formidable W196, so Lancia needed to create a revolutionary car. The Lancia D50 certainly was, with its lateral fuel tanks (for better mass centering), its semi-transported engine partially forming part of the chassis for maximum weight reduction, and its angled engine mount to allow the drive axle to transmission will pass through the driver's side and thus be able to reduce the height of the car. All these innovations required a lot of development time, and in 1954 the car only participated in the last GP of the 1954 Championship in Barcelona, at the Pedralbes circuit, where Alberto Ascari took pole and led the race before having to retire. victim of his clutch. The second car, driven by Luigi Villoresi, also had to retire.
But the long development time of this revolutionary car began to bear fruit in 1955, with two victories, the first at the Turin GP and the second victory at the Naples GP, both outside the F1 World Championship. Unfortunately, this would be his last victory as a Lancia. In the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, at the end of a magnificent race Ascari would lose control of his D50 and make his famous jump into the waters of the Principality's port. During his convalescence, visiting his friends from Ferrari who were doing tests in Monza, he could not resist the pleasure of testing the Ferrari 750 Monza of his teammate Eugenio Castellotti, died on the racetrack in still unexplained circumstances. After a final race at Spa with Castellotti, Gianni Lancia, despondent over the death of his favourite driver and undermined by major financial concerns, was forced to throw in the towel and gave away the entire F1 team (6 cars, parts, plans and projects...) to Scuderia Ferrari, whose name is already visible when entering a car for Mike Hawthorn in the Oulton Park GP.
This item is not suitable for children under 18 years old. SpotModel recommend this item for advanced modellers and professionals with high experience on building cars and bikes. Read carefully all instructions.