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PostSubject: Fascination F1   Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 20:45

Please post here your all time favourite F1 cars combined with all necessary info you want to share. I'll start with 3 of my own  Smile 



Sauber C14 (1995)

Believe it or not there is 1 RedBull sponsored F1 car I'm never tired to look at for the past 18 years. It's the beautiful Sauber C14 with the Ford V8 Zetec engine.


Early pre-season testing: Note the 'drooping-nose' version which Sauber used until Imola 1995

Heinz-Harald Frentzen



'Wendy' having a few laps too


Wendlinger Brazil 1995



Wendlinger Argentina 1995



Wendlinger Argentina 1995



Frentzen Argentina 1995



Later in the season Sauber used a more succesfull high nose version, here Frentzen at Monaco 1995


An epic video of Frentzen blowing up his V8 at Hockenheim 1995, unique onboard footage of the howling 3.0 litre V8  Smile


From Wikipedia:
The Sauber C14 was a Formula One car for the 1995 season. The number 29 seat was taken by Karl Wendlinger and the number 30 seat was taken by Heinz-Harald Frentzen. However, Wendlinger underperformed and was soon replaced by Jean-Christophe Boullion for most of the remainder of the year. The team's test driver was Norberto Fontana. The engine was a Ford ECA Zetec-R 3.0 V8. The team's main sponsor was Red Bull. It was the first year of many in Sauber-Red Bull partnership.

The car was launched and raced in the season's early races with a distinctive narrow and drooping nose. At the San Marino GP, this was replaced by a more conventional raised nose carrying the front wing underneath on twin supports. Thus the car became a wholly unremarkable mid-1990s F1 midfielder, although it was notable in terms of securing Sauber's first F1 podium finish with Frentzen 3rd in Italy. The car also had a livery that looks very similar to the current Red Bull Racing F1 cars.

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PostSubject: Re: Fascination F1   Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 20:48

Tyrrell 023 (1995)

The Tyrrell-Yamaha from the 1995 season is a true beauty in my eyes. It always have been a bit of a mystery for me why it performed so well in the first few races but somehow turned into one of the slower cars towards the end of the season.

Mika Salo in the nicely dark blue painted Tyrrell, Brazil 1995


Salo (running in 4th!) vs Alesi in the early laps of the 1995 Argentine Grand Prix


Spain 1995: Tyrrell sadly changed their colors from dark blue to white, Salo in front of Mansell (his last ever GP appearance!) Katayama, Panis and Morbidelli


Salo, Monaco 1995


Salo, Adelaide 1995



Hakkinen vs Salo Brazil 1995..you can see Salo spin towards the end and lose his 3rd position to Hakkinnen and the two V12 Ferrari's from Berger and Alesi!



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The Tyrrell 023 was a Formula One car designed by Harvey Postlethwaite and Mike Gascoyne for the Tyrrell team for use in the 1995 Formula One season. It was driven by Ukyo Katayama and Mika Salo, who were in their third and first seasons with the team respectively. Test driver Gabriele Tarquini stood in for Katayama at the Nürburgring after the Japanese was injured in an acrobatic startline crash at Estoril.

The car featured a new hydraulic-controlled front suspension system, which the team tested a huge amount before the season.

The team used a 3-litre version of the Yamaha V10 raced the previous year.

The team retained all its 1994 backers including Mild Seven, BP, Fondmetal, Calbee, Club Angle and Zent. This was partly helped by the fact that Mika Salo brought $3 million with him to the team.[2]

After an impressive 1994 showing with the simple but effective 022, 1995 was a huge disappointment for the team. The chassis proved to be very mediocre, and the team's innovative "Hydrolink" suspension was rendered ineffective due to its deficiencies, eventually being removed at mid-season.[3]

Salo was impressive in his first full season of F1, scoring all of the team's total of five points. He could have done even better, holding third place at the season-opening Brazilian GP before spinning back to seventh due to cramp. He was also set for points at the next race, but was taken out by backmarker Aguri Suzuki. As such, the Finn had to wait until the second half of the season to score his first points.

Katayama, on the other hand, proved to be very disappointing after a promising effort in 1994. He was disadvantaged by the new high cockpit sides as a short driver, but was still outclassed by his inexperienced team-mate. After his retirement in 1997, the Japanese revealed that he had suffered a cancer on his back, which, although not harmful, had an adverse effect on his competitiveness.[4]

The team eventually finished ninth in the Constructors' Championship, with five points, behind Footwork due to the latter's third-place finish at Adelaide.

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PostSubject: Re: Fascination F1   Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 20:49

Porsche 804 1.5 F8 (1962)







Dan Gurney winning at Rouen 1962









Porsche began their road to Formula 1 in 1959 when they produced a flat 4-cylinder Formula 2 car that was derived from their RSK sports car. The car was driven to victory by Jo Bonnier and Stirling Moss. The latter winning at Aintree and Zeltweg. In 1962 Porsche developed an 8-cylinder engine for Formula 1. Following Porsche practice the engine was air-cooled and had twin overhead camshafts, four Webber carburetors, and two valves per cylinder. While workmanship was never an issue the cars were not technically advanced when compared to the Lotus 25. While the British constructors were adopting lightweight alloy wheels to reduce unsprung weight and fuel-injection, Porsche stayed with carburetors and steel rims.

Their best weapon was still Dan Gurney and for the Dutch Grand Prix of 1962, two cars were entered. Jo Bonnier's car finished seventh while Dan Gurney retired due to gear lever failure. The Formula 1 effort was being hindered by Ferry Porsche's skepticism of the entire project. After much pleading they entered a single car in Monaco for Gurney. Gurney was able to qualify third on the twisty circuit but was done in on the first corner by Richie Ginther.

The Porsche engine developed maximum power at 9200 rpm but suffered a sharp a severe drop-off at anything less. After the leaders had to retire Dan Gurney won the first and only race for Porsche at the French Grand Prix. At the non-championship Solitude GP, Porsche claimed a solid 1-2 with victory going to Gurney for the second race running. The next event was the German Grand Prix which was run in torrential rain. After qualifying on the pole the race was a magnificent duel between Hill, Surtees and Gurney. The raced proved to be one of Hill's greatest victories and Gurney finished a more than respectable third. For the rest of the year the cars continued to be competitive but scored no more victories.

The Formula 1 results seamed a poor consolation for the budget that was spent especially in comparison to their sports car program. More experience and commitment would have done wonders for the program but sadly the bean counters carried the day and the company quit Formula One.

Twenty-one years later they would return as engine suppliers to McLaren as TAG-Porsche. Major funding was provided by TAG Group (Holdings) S.A., a private holding company based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

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PostSubject: Re: Fascination F1   Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 21:27

My all time favourite is the Lotus 79 that took Andretti to the title in 1978. Independently of how you value the start of the ground effects era, the car was probably one of the most beautiful and cleanest designs ever, and the black JPS livery was simply awesome. It also was ground breaking, cleverly designed and way advanced for his era, in the most pure Chapman's genius coup.



Normally I prefer Indycars to F1s, but some F1s like this are too beautiful to ignore.  :top: 

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PostSubject: Re: Fascination F1   Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 21:34

Here's a piece I wrote on the Shadow DN1 (originally featured on AUTODESIGN.com)



WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN | Shadow DN1

1973 was a curious time in Formula One.  James Hunt was arriving on the scene just as Jackie Stewart was planning his retirement.  The Ferrari team were wallowing in a valley of competitive nadir.  And a new team in an all-black livery was making their series debut.  At one point, the future looked very promising for them.  But the cold realities of competition at the F1 level soon took their toll.

Advanced Vehicle Systems (or Shadow Racing, as they came to be known) was founded by Don Nichols in 1971.  Prior to their Formula One effort, Shadow had competed in Can Am with their MkI.  From the beginning, the team showed an affinity for innovation, as the car used small front wheels to reduce drag.  Their first year was dogged by reliability problems, but in 1972, things went better.  The team placed 8th in the Can Am points table and had acquired backing from Universal Oil Products.



For 1973, designer Tony Southgate penned the DN1, Shadow’s first Formula One car.  Even today, this car elicits colorful descriptors from racing enthusiasts:  sinister, sinuous, liquid.  Indeed, the car’s all-black paint scheme and villainous logo made it seem formidable on the grid.  The bodywork was surprisingly streamlined for the era; most teams didn’t have engine covers for their Ford DFV V8s.  Shadow fielded two cars in the hands of Jackie Oliver and George Follmer — and Graham Hill, who had struck out on his own for ’73, entered a private DN1 sponsored by Embassy.



Jackie Oliver had a lackluster start to the season, retiring in his first three races.  But George Follmer, the Can Am champion of ’72, showed the potential of the DN1.  He finished sixth in South Africa and then a surprising third in Spain! For the moment, it looked like Tyrrell and Lotus might have to move over for a newcomer in their ranks.  But then, Follmer’s luck began to follow Oliver’s pattern, and a string of DNFs followed.  A third place for Oliver in the penultimate race of the season (Canada) seemed to signal that ’74 would bring better results.  Unfortunately, the team’s troubles were just beginning…



Peter Revson, winner of two races for McLaren in ’73, had joined the Shadow team for ’74.   A new car, the DN3, looked ready to pick up where the DN1 left off.  But then, tragedy struck during a test at Kyalami.  Revson’s DN3 experienced suspension failure.  The ensuing crash killed the popular American, and Shadow withdrew their cars from the race.  From there, the season played like a repeat of ’73:  multiple DNFs punctuated by the occasional breakthrough (third in Monaco).  The following seasons were much the same story.  It took four years before Don Nichols finally secured a Formula One win — with Alan Jones in the 1977 Austrian GP.  But this only came after yet another tragedy — the death of lead driver Tom Pryce in a freak accident on the same track that claimed Revson.

The team finally folded in 1980 after a period of terminal decline.  But if one looks at the Shadow team through a snapshot in time, like the afterglow of the early ’73 results, one gets the impression of great promise on the horizon.  Yet another tantalizing glimpse at what might have been.

“Shadow Racing Cars”  Wikipedia  2 March 2012  Web.  5 April 2012

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PostSubject: Re: Fascination F1   Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 21:45

Brabham BT44  Very Happy 



The Brabham BT44 was a Formula One racing car designed by Gordon Murray, Brabham's chief designer. An update of the partially successful BT42 of 1973, the BT44 was a simple design with a standard Ford DFV/Hewland gearbox combination, but was very clean aerodynamically. Murray had an eye for clean lines, and the BT44 was particularly graceful. He was also a forward thinker, and tinkered with side skirts and airdams on the car, a precursor to ground effects aerodynamics. Sponsorship came from Martini.

Carlos Reutemann in the all-white Brabham BT44 at the 1974 Race of Champions.
The 1974 season was successful for Brabham. Carlos Reutemann took 3 wins with the car, partnered by Carlos Pace who was able to string a series of promising results together. Brabham finished at a fighting fifth place in the Constructor's Championship after a closely fought season.
The BT44 was modified for 1975, and Pace won his first and only Grand Prix at his home event in Brazil, while Reutemann won at the Nürburgring. A series of other strong finishes helped Reutemann to finish third in the drivers' championship in 1975, whilst Brabham equalled his feat in the constructors' championship. Whilst the BT44 was a good car, it couldn't match the McLaren M23 or the Ferrari 312T.

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PostSubject: Re: Fascination F1   Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 23:19

yeah I love those Shadows and Brabhams too  Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: Fascination F1   Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 23:30

Benetton B-190



The B190, which replaced the highly successful B189, utilized the Ford HBA4 V8 engine. As Ford's official team in F1, Benetton were given the latest engine while customer teams had to make do with the older Ford DFR. Through the season, Piquet and Alessandro Nannini successfully kept the B190 apace with other front runners including McLaren and Williams with their Honda and Renault V10's and Ferrari's V12, despite the power advantage the multi-cylinder engines had over the Ford V8.

After placing third in the Spanish Grand Prix, the popular, chain smoking Nannini was seriously injured in a helicopter crash near his home in Siena, Italy. The crash severed his right forearm, putting a premature end to a promising Formula One career (doctors were able to re-attach the limb using Micro-surgery and Nannini has since regained partial use of it). On Piquet's recommendation he was replaced by Brazilian driver Roberto Moreno for the last two Grand Prix races. Piquet won the final two races of the season, including a 1-2 finish for Piquet and Moreno at the controversial Japanese Grand Prix. During the season's last race in Adelaide, Australia, Piquet won after holding off Nigel Mansell, racing in a Ferrari. Piquet placed third in the drivers' championship, behind the year's champion Ayrton Senna (McLaren) and runner-up Alain Prost (Ferrari), and the team was awarded third place in the constructors' championship, behind McLaren and Ferrari.

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PostSubject: Re: Fascination F1   Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 23:42

March 711 ... LOL

At least you know where to let your whisky while you are smoking  :hihi: 

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PostSubject: Re: Fascination F1   Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 23:46

It may be odd to a lot of people, but I can see it's charm (while drinking and smoking  :D )

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PostSubject: Re: Fascination F1   Tue 14 Jan 2014 - 8:29

Tyrrell P34

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PostSubject: Re: Fascination F1   Tue 14 Jan 2014 - 10:09



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PostSubject: Re: Fascination F1   Tue 14 Jan 2014 - 10:57

Let me, let me!  Smile 
Alfa Romeo 158 (1950)
Driving NINO FARINA!

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