After going winless last year a new car the Ferrari 246 F1 was introduced in 1958 for that year’s Formula One World Championship. The regulations came into effect which limited naturally aspirated engines to 2500 cc and banned the use of alcohol fuels in exchange for AvGas (aviation gasoline). The length of races was also reduced from 500km or three hours to 300km or two hours.
The Ferrari 246 was not only the first V6-engined car to win a Formula One Grand Prix, it was also the last front-engined car to win a Formula One Grand Prix. This occurred at the 1960 Italian Grand Prix at Monza, where with the World Championship settled in favor of Jack Brabham and the Italian authorities deciding that the Italian GP would be held on a combined road/oval course, all of the major British works teams boycotted the event due to alleged safety reasons.