een talks formula one

Autodelta V12, Alfa Romeo. Monaco Grand Prix, 1982.

V12 Ferrari engine at the US Grand Prix, 1991.

V12 Ferrari engine at the US Grand Prix, 1991.

Ferrari in waiting.
Hockenheim, 1995.

Ferrari in waiting.

Hockenheim, 1995.

itsawheelthing:

elementary my dear Watson …
John Watson putting his Brabham BT46 on the third step of the rostrum during the 1978 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch

itsawheelthing:

elementary my dear Watson …

John Watson putting his Brabham BT46 on the third step of the rostrum during the 1978 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch

timewastingmachine:

Brabham BT46

Is this Nelson Piquet being entered in a third Brabham during the 1978 season? Why yes it is. At the Canadian Grand Prix.
Behind him is Patrick Tambay in one of the Lowenbrau livery McLarens, with a Walter Wolf Racing in the background.

timewastingmachine:

Brabham BT46

Is this Nelson Piquet being entered in a third Brabham during the 1978 season? Why yes it is. At the Canadian Grand Prix.

Behind him is Patrick Tambay in one of the Lowenbrau livery McLarens, with a Walter Wolf Racing in the background.

itsawheelthing:

what we miss in modern day F1 …. enormous engines … Alfa Romeo V12 that powered Niki Lauda’s Brabham BT48

itsawheelthing:

what we miss in modern day F1 …. enormous engines … Alfa Romeo V12 that powered Niki Lauda’s Brabham BT48

koniser:

A car for the motoring aficionadoBack in the day. One Alfa Romeo you won’t see gracing the road.

Not to be an annoyance, but this is actually a Brabham BT48, Brabham’s 1979 race car powered by an Alfa Romeo V12. It wasn’t very reliable, including back-to-back races at Hockenheim and Osterriechring where the team suffered duel engine failures.
Alfa Romeo entered a team late 1979, and the reliability was similar. While Brabham went on to win 2 titles with a Cosworth and then BMW engines, Alfa failed to score a podium finish in their ten years returned to the sport. Did nothing to tarnish their impressive record from the early 50’s and pre-war years.
Interesting to note, as well, is that the BT48 Brabham was driver by two drivers who would become triple world champions: Niki Lauda and Nelson Piquet.

koniser:

A car for the motoring aficionado
Back in the day. One Alfa Romeo you won’t see gracing the road.

Not to be an annoyance, but this is actually a Brabham BT48, Brabham’s 1979 race car powered by an Alfa Romeo V12. It wasn’t very reliable, including back-to-back races at Hockenheim and Osterriechring where the team suffered duel engine failures.

Alfa Romeo entered a team late 1979, and the reliability was similar. While Brabham went on to win 2 titles with a Cosworth and then BMW engines, Alfa failed to score a podium finish in their ten years returned to the sport. Did nothing to tarnish their impressive record from the early 50’s and pre-war years.

Interesting to note, as well, is that the BT48 Brabham was driver by two drivers who would become triple world champions: Niki Lauda and Nelson Piquet.