Ex-Mika Häkkinen 1982 Finnkart SF A1 – Championship Winner

Mika Häkkinen 1982 Finnkart 85cc SF A1

Mika Häkkinen, known colloquially as the “Flying “Finn”, is consistently rated as one of the quickest Formula 1 drivers of all time. He’s the only driver that Michael Schumacher was reported to be afraid of, possibly because Häkkinen had soundly beat him to the 1998 and 1999 Formula 1 World Championship, but possibly also because…

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1979 Alfa Romeo V12 Formula 1 Engine – Tipo 1260

Alfa Romeo V12 Formula 1 Engine

There’s nothing like finding an original Alfa Romeo V12 Formula 1 engine up for sale for the borderline affordable price (for some) of ~$20,000 USD to get you thinking about engine swaps. It comes with its original transaxle too, so you’ll just need to find a mid-engined car in need of a power plant –…

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McLaren Ford DFV 919 Engine Block Coffee Table

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When the McLaren Racing Formula 1 Team blew this engine during a test session in the mid-70s there are few who would have believed it would be offered for sale in Paris over 40 years later as a €1,500+ coffee table and wine rack. Before its explosive demise, the Ford DFV 919 V8 F1 engine…

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Documentary: Derek Warwick – Raw Racing

Derek Warwick canada 1988 450x330 - Documentary: Derek Warwick - Raw Racing

This hour long interview film by Mario Muth offers an insightful and frank look into the life and times of former Formula 1 driver Derek Warwick. Derek is a member of the increasingly rare breed of top tier drivers who earned their position purely through talent, with no financial backing. Interestingly, he’s also driver I’m…

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Ferrari 640 F1-89 Kid’s Car

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This kid’s car is based on a Ferrari 640 F1-89 – the car remembered for being the first to use now-dominant semi-automtic gearbox technology in Formula 1. Teething problems with the new transmission had hampered the car’s development, but by the time it lined up on the grid in 1989 it had progressed to the…

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1975 Shadow DN5 Formula 1 Car

Shadow DN5 Formula 1 Car 450x330 - 1975 Shadow DN5 Formula 1 Car

The Shadow DN5 is a Formula 1 car that was raced in the 1975 and 1976 seasons with some notable successes, including a pole position in its first ever race outing at the 1975 Argentine Grand Prix. Impressively, the car set a new lap record and beat out the likes of Ferrari, Lotus, McLaren, Williams,…

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Documentary: Challenge for the Championship

Mario Andretti Lotus 78 1977 450x330 - Documentary: Challenge for the Championship

Challenge for the Championship is a short documentary produced for British Leyland that covers the 1977 Formula One season. It’s largely commentated by Colin Chapman, and offers a unique look into the insight he had, it’s also interesting to note how much is the same within F1 even 40+ years later. There’s some excellent footage…

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