Giorgio Piola’s top F1 cars: Ferrari 640

Ferrari's 1989 design broke new ground with its semi-automatic gearchange system, but Giorgio explains how its creator John Barnard went to extraordinary lengths to make sure the innovation stayed on the car despite scepticism within the team.
Though those sceptics looked set to be proved right as reliability problems peppered Ferrari's pre-season build-up, Barnard was vindicated first when ...Keep reading