While every other team produced shockingly ugly cars in 1983, the Brabham BT52B was a shining example of what could be. I’d say it took until the 1991 Ferrari for a post-wing car Formula One car to look prettier than this. Good show, Gordon Murray.
And not only was it pretty, it was also fast, winning Brazilian Nelson Piquet his second title in three years.
Following a Williams FW08C around Monaco.
The bore and stroke of an F1 engine is ridiculous.
The 2000 BMW engine that powered the FW22 Williams. Out of this world, no wonder they can get such high revs.
In 2004, Williams had an ambitious new idea for what to do with a Formula One nose cone. It turned out to be disastrously bad, made even worse by just how good the Ferrari was which in turn made everybody else seem even worse. Montoya bagged a win with it in Brazil at the end of the year, but long after the nose had been made to look much more conventional.
In 2002, Juan Pablo Montoya set the fastest ever average speed for a Formula One driver during a lap with his pole position lap, at an average 259.827 km/h. He would later break this record, in 2004 again at Monza, with an average of 262.242 km/h.
Montoya is seen here, breaking Keke Rosberg’s record of 258.9 km/h average, set during qualifying of the 1985 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The OLD Silverstone.