Category: Grand Prix Cars

Cosworth GBA 1.5 litre V6 F1 Engine

Cosworth experimented with turbocharged BD derivatives, before settling on an all-new turbocharged 1,500 cc (91.5 cu in) V6 engine to be badged as the Ford TEC (internally it was known as the GB-series). This had a long development history dating back to the 1984 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch where Cosworth and Ford’s competition…



In Pictures – Chinese Grand Prix 2019

Here is a selection of photos from over the weekend from various F1 teams cover Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Free Practice 3, Qualifying and the Race on Formula 1’s 1,000th race meeting.



Practice 1 – Chinese Grand Prix 2019

Round 3 of 21 takes place at the Shanghai International Circuit, China, Valtteri Bottas leads the Driver Standings from team mate Lewis Hamilton, however all eyes will be on Charles Leclerc after his technical woes in Bahrain. Here are some photos from the practice session. Sebastian Vettel finishes top of the pile in first practice…



Ayrton Senna’s McLaren MP4/8 Chassis #6

This McLaren MP4/8 was the car driven by Ayrton Senna to his record-setting 6th win at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, beating the previous record holder Graham Hill, and setting a record that is still unbroken to this day. Neil Oatley designed the McLaren MP4/8 for the 1993 Formula 1 season, with an advanced…



Lurking in the Shadows

Founded in 1968 as Advanced Vehicle Systems, Don Nichols’ Shadow Racing team fielded innovative race cars in both the Can-Am and Formula 1 series. The Can-Am Years In 1970, Shadow Racing made its debut in the Can-Am series with its MkI race car and drivers George Follmer and Vic Elford. The MkI featured a Chevrolet…



Lotus 72 – Longevity on Steroids

The Lotus 72 goes down as not only one of the most famous cars of all time, but also one of the most successful. Jochen Rindt was the first notable to race in the car and claimed four successive victories before he was tragically killed during practice for the Italian Grand Prix. Yet, the points…



McLaren MP4/4

The 1988 McLaren MP4/4 is one of the most successful Formula One car designs of all time, winning 15 of the 16 rounds that year. It was designed by engineer Steve Nichols, with assistance from the team’s Technical Director Gordon Murray. Nichols and Murray based the design on the lowline Brabham BT55, designed by Murray…



The Amazing Repco RBE740 Grand Prix Engine

As Jack Brabham, Ron Tauranac and Denny Hulme scanned the competitive landscape as 1966 unfolded, they formed the view that a similar formula to 1966 stood a strong chance of success in 1967. This time with a small, light, responsive chassis designed around the engine. Remembering that Jack’s successful ’66 mount, BT19 was an adapted,…



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…



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…