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Thread: Four fantastic Formula 1 cars; the new Brawn, Villeneuve's Ferrari and Senna's Lotus

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    Apr 2003

    Four fantastic Formula 1 cars; the new Brawn, Villeneuve's Ferrari and Senna's Lotus

    Dear visitor,

    The start of the 2009 Formula 1 season has not gone by unnoticed. In this update we take a closer look at this year's key player and three fantastic F1 cars from the past.
    The absolute star of the first six races is the Brawn GP BGP 001, which was driven to victory five times by Jenson Button. It has been a real fairytale for the team that did not exist a month before the start of the season. Built on the remains of the Honda team, Brawn GP has made the most of the head-start they had while developing the new 2009 contender. Although not the prettiest of cars, the Mercedes-Benz engined BGP 001 has already deserved a place in F1's rich history alongside the following three machines.
    The oldest is the Porsche 804 F1 built for the 1962 season. American Dan Gurney used it to score the German manufacturer's only Grand Prix win. The featured example was used mostly by Gurney's team-mate Jo Bonnier and has survived in a breathtakingly original condition. Our 12-shot gallery reveals most of the car's many unusual features.
    Well over a decade later Gilles Villeneuve used the Ferrari 312 T3 to clinch his maiden victory at his home race during the inaugural Grand Prix on the Ile de Montreal. In the hands of Carlos Reutemann, the T3 had scored three more victories but ultimately it was outpaced by the ground-effects Lotus 79. Included in our article are three of the five 312 T3s built.
    It was at Lotus, in the mid-1980s, that Ayrton Senna became a regular Grand Prix winner. In 1986 he campaigned the 98T, which he drove to two victories. Even more impressive were his eight pole positions. The 98T was the last Lotus to wear the legendary JPS colors and the last Lotus powered by the twin-turbo Renault engine.

    Enjoy the links:

    2009 Brawn GP BGP 001 Mercedes - Images, Specifications and Information

    1978 Ferrari 312 T3 - Images, Specifications and Information

    1986 Lotus 98T Renault - Images, Specifications and Information

    1962 Porsche 804 F1 - Images, Specifications and Information

    Wouter Melissen
    If you should see a man walking down a crowded street talking aloud to himself, don't run in the opposite direction, but run towards him, because he's a poet. You have nothing to fear from the poet - but the truth.

    (Ted Joans)

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    Aug 2007
    Yarm, NE England
    That 804 is a right piece of work
    UP THE BORO!!!!

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