Category: Grand Prix Cars

Hamilton seals sixth victory in US Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has won the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas to move within touching distance of his fourth world championship. The Englishman claimed his fifth victory at the Austin circuit, taking nine championship points more than second-placed Sebastian Vettel to move 72-points clear at the top of the standings. With…



Hamilton wins in Japan, Vettel retires

Vettel arrived on the Suzuka grid desperately needing the win, however, instead his engine cover was off minutes before the race with a reported spark plug issue. Unable to challenge pole-sitter Hamilton off the line, he was soon overtaken by the flying Max Verstappen and was down in sixth place by the end of lap…



The Life And Death Of The Tyrrell P34

Before Formula 1 entered the modern era, it was a place where wild ideas ruled. Mattijs Diepraam of 8W penned this in-depth look at the six-wheeled Tyrrell P34, one of the most crowd-pleasing race cars ever built. A childhood dream in action. In the eyes of an 8-year-old, a six-wheeled racing machine was the self-styled…



Ricciardo and Sainz’s Mexican revolutions

To celebrate Formula One’s return to Mexico for the first time in 23 years, Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo and Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz kicked-off a new era for the sport in the country by bringing a breath-taking demonstration of Formula One power to the historic heart of Mexico City. More than 150,000…



1980 Ferrari 312 T5 – S/N 048

The last of the flat-12-cylinder F1 Ferraris built, the last of the pre-turbo and the last of the pre-computer Ferrari F1 cars built and the last 12-cylinder Ferrari driven by Canadian F1 driver Gilles Villeneuve. The 312 T series has an on-board starter so it’s a simple push-button start. 312 T5 s/n 048 was driven…



Lotus 79

The Lotus 79 was the first F1 car to take full advantage of ground effects aerodynamics, pioneered in its immediate predecessor, the Lotus 78. The undercar pressure problems in the 78 were resolved with the 79, with further design work on the venturi tunnels under the car, which allowed the low pressure area to be…



Brabham BT46

The Brabham BT46 was designed for the 1978 Formula One season by Gordon Murray. Born to Scottish immigrant parents, Murray was born and grew up in Durban, South Africa. Murray studied mechanical engineering at Natal Technical College. Murray moved to England in 1969, hoping to find a job at Lotus but a meeting with then…



Williams FW15C

The Williams FW15C was a Renault-powered Formula One car designed by Adrian Newey and built by Williams Grand Prix Engineering. It was raced by Alain Prost and Damon Hill during the 1993 Formula One season. As the car that won both the drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships in the last season before the FIA banned electronic…



Lotus 49

The Lotus 49 was designed by Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe for the 1967 F1 season. It was designed around the Cosworth DFV engine that would power most of the grid through the 1970s. It used its drivetrain as a stressed member, being not the first car to do so but the first to apply…