What was your favourite F1 design innovation?
- 13th August 2015, 8:16 at 8:16 am #303162AnonymousInactive
Not especially anything technical, but anything that made the cars look different that you liked the look of? I like some of Tyrrell’s wacky ideas; some of which caught on, some were banned and others just raised eyebrows!
This bizarre rear wing always looked interesting …
Thoughts?13th August 2015, 9:25 at 9:25 am #303164barkunParticipant
the 6-wheeled Tyrrell was quite something to look at !13th August 2015, 9:44 at 9:44 am #303165CristianParticipant
Also from Tyrrell – the raised nose13th August 2015, 9:45 at 9:45 am #303166barkunParticipant
I guess we all miss Tyrrell13th August 2015, 10:06 at 10:06 am #303168AnonymousInactive
Some pictures of the things mentioned above, plus the rather less pretty Tyrrell X-wing!13th August 2015, 10:31 at 10:31 am #303169andae23Participant
Has to be the wing car, Lotus 79B. Such an easy concept, yet the concept has still not been fully explored. Shame, really.14th August 2015, 14:57 at 2:57 pm #303193StrontiumParticipant
Wow that looks amazing!!!14th August 2015, 15:16 at 3:16 pm #303195John DoeParticipant
I really liked McLaren’s ‘horns’ in mid 2000s15th August 2015, 10:46 at 10:46 am #303199dragollParticipant
Schumi ran with a 4 wheel steering (front and rear wheels turned) Benetton F1 car in the last 2 rounds of the 1993 season.15th August 2015, 10:52 at 10:52 am #303201toiagoParticipant
Brabham BT46, known as the fan car. It raced just once, won that one, and was immediately banned.
16th August 2015, 15:46 at 3:46 pm #303213PorscheF1Participant
I’m a big fan of the ever rising noses. F138, RB8, FW34, love all those more than currect cars with noses going towards the ground.16th August 2015, 18:39 at 6:39 pm #303216PTParticipant
My favourite F1 design innovation – 6 wheeled Tyrrell
My most hated F1 design innovation – high nose (I just wish it have never, ever happened…it took away the beauty from the cars)16th August 2015, 19:38 at 7:38 pm #303218AnonymousInactive
I was a fan of the F-Duct. Such a clever device, which resulted in one of the bravest strategies I’ve ever seen in a race, ie. Jenson Button’s barn door rear wing at Monza. He very nearly won that race too. Mighty impressive.18th August 2015, 1:21 at 1:21 am #303309MatK77Participant
Hands down, the Lotus 88 twin-chassis. On the very limit of the rulebook and completely novel. I love this clip as Chapman leans on the bodywork: Secret Life of Colin Chapman
He took all of the lessons from the ground effect 78, 79, the disastrous 80, back-to-basics 81 and this was the end result. I’ve always thought it was a looker, too:18th August 2015, 10:50 at 10:50 am #303312PTParticipant
It certainly is a looker, so wide and stout – a world apart from wing-dominated aerodynamics we’re used to seeing.
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