312F1-69, Chris Amon, Monaco 1969 (Brumm)
The single-seater was developed further and given a powerful engine and a new cylinder head configuration (intake ducts at the centre of the V and exterior exhausts). The aerodynamics were also worked on with front flaps and a full width rear wing, but the car had had its day. In fact, in the last races of 1969, Mexican Pedro Rodriguez was given a 1968 model to drive.
1969 was the most disastrous year in Ferrari’s Formula 1 career with just seven points scored. In fact, the Scuderia’s participation in the Championship events was often limited to just a single driver. Its drivers only managed three points-scoring placings in all, with Amon’s third position at Zandvoort the best result. However, 1969 was to prove important in other respects for Ferrari as Fiat bought a stake in the company, but allowed Ferrari a free reign when it came to its racing activities.
В какой то мере утешительным для Феррари можно назвать Гран При Монако 1969-го года. Утешительным лишь в том, что Крису Эймону удалось квалифицироваться вторым. Однако взору предстал очередной вариант заднего антикрыла, пришедший на смену запрещённым этажеркам.