Nelson Piquet / Brabham BT52
The BT52 was powered by the BMW M12, and could, in qualifying mode, reach about 850bhp, perhaps the highest power output of that same season.
The gorgeous Eagle Weslake Mark I (1966), at Mexico.
Dan Gurney was a very lucky man.
Photo by the Cahier Archive.
You know what’s about to happen.
Colin Chapman prepares for another ‘hat trick’ as Mario Andretti takes first place during the 1978 Belgian Grand Prix (Zolder) with the Lotus 79.
Jim Clark / Colin Chapman (1965)
Celebrating the Lotus win at the Nurburgring, which would give Clark his second world champion title.
John Watson, McLaren MP4.
Monaco Grand Prix, 1981.
Jackie Stewart’s Tyrrell 003, taking the championship along with him in 1971.
By the way, 1971 was also the year of the world’s first slick tyres, which as it happens went on Tyrrell’s cars.
Jochen Rindt / Cooper-Climax T77 (1965)
I always forget that Rindt wasn’t always a Lotus man.
Rindt started with Brabham, for a year in 1964, and then again for another year in 1968. In between he drove his share of Coopers, both the V8 Climax and Maserati V12s
Juan Manuel Fangio
1954, Swiss Grand Prix. Fangio drives the Mercedes W196, which turns out to have been the first F1 car with direct injection.
Jack Brabham / Dutch Grand Prix, 1966.
Taking the lead on his Brabham-Repco BT19.
Photo by The Cahier Archive.
Jacky Ickx, 1974.
Running with the Lotus 72, some place I didn’t have time to figure out where.