1960 Ferrari 246 Dino
Having endured the 1957 F1 season without winning a race, Ferrari introduced the 246 Dino in 1958 to try and stop the decline in their racing fortunes.
The 1958 regulations made the use of AvGas (aviation gasoline) instead of alcohol mandatory. Ferrari looked to the 2.4ltr v6 engine (the first v6 in F1) that was designed from scratch with AvGas as the fuel, instantly providing an advantage over its rivals that had to be modified from running alcohol. (reduction in engine size to 2.5ltrs for normally aspirated engines happened in 1954.)
Mike Hawthorn won the F1 drivers championship that year in the Dino, mainly due to consistency rather than outright pace, taking a number of second places during the season to ensure that he lifted the drivers trophy. Vanwall took the constructors championship having managed to win 6 of the seasons races.