1970 Brabham-Cosworth Formula 1 Car

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The 1970 Brabham-Cosworth BT33 was a Formula 1 car that had originally been intended for Jochen Rindt, however at the last minute Rindt changed his mind and decided to stay with Lotus. This meant that Jack Brabham’s plan to retire at the end of the 1969 season was shelved, instead he suited up and climbed…

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Juan Manuel Fangio Wallpaper

Juan Manuel Fangio Wallpaper

Juan Manuel Fangio has the unique distinction of having the highest winning percentage (46.15%) of any driver in the history of Grand Prix motor racing, he’s also the only man to have won five world titles with four separate teams (Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Maserati). Looking at the current format used in Formula 1 motor…

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Nigel Mansell’s Steering Wheel

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This is Nigel Mansell’s Momo steering wheel from the 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix, it was originally fitted to his John Player Special Lotus 91, it’s the wheel he used to steer himself to the 3rd place step on the podium and it’s now been mounted on a stack of gearbox cogs. The JPS Lotus heritage…

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The First Canadian Grand Prix – 1967

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This film is a look at the events surrounding the first Canadian Grand Prix, held in 1967 after Canada’s successful bid to host a Formula 1 race. The drivers taking part in this race would go down in history as icons of the sport, the starting grid included Bruce McLaren, Dan Gurney, Jack Brabham, Denny…

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1990 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix

1990 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix

The 1990 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix was a tempestuous event, it included one of the most significant first lap incidents in the history of the small European principality’s race. The drivers include Ayrton Senna, Gerhard Berger, Alain Prost, Jean Alesi, Riccardo Patrese, Nigel Mansell, Nelson Piquet and 23 others – the full field was…

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Ayrton Senna’s Lotus 97T

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Ayrton Senna’s first win was a borderline cinematic effort on a rainy Sunday afternoon at the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix, he was driving the Lotus 97T and the win would be Lotus’s first since the untimely death of Colin Chapman in 1982. Senna’s long list of wins began with the car you see pictured here,…

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Jaguar F1 Keyring

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This is a brass valve guide from a 2004 Jaguar Formula 1 car, it’s been modified into a keyring by Ledon Gifts – a specialist British company that creates highly-collectible souvenirs from retired part sets. The Jaguar Racing F1 Team was created by Ford after they bought Jackie Stewart’s team, in 2004 the Jaguar team…

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Jim Clark – The Quiet Champion

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“Jim Clark – The Quiet Champion” is a BBC documentary about one of Formula 1′s truly great drivers. Born in Fife, Scotland the quite and unassuming Brit would go on to win 2 back to back Formula 1 World Championships before flying across pond and winning the Indianapolis 500 in 1965. In 1968 he was…

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Ferrari Dino 156 F1 Sharknose

Ferrari Dino 156 F1 Sharknose Model Scale

The Sharknose Ferrari is without a doubt one of the most famous vintage Formula 1 cars to ever turn a wheel in anger. Officially called the Ferrari 156 F1, it was powered by a 65 degree 1.5 litre V6 that was switched out mid-season for a new and more powerful unit designed by Carlo Chiti…

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1982 South African Grand Prix

1982 South African GP

The 1982 South African Grand Prix was a highly contentious race and it very nearly didn’t take place, the entire field of drivers commandeered a bus and left the circuit in the days leading up to the race, protesting the plans by FISA (The Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile) to change the terms of the…

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