48. Eifelland March E21 1972

S3382 Eifelland March E21 GP South African 1972 – Rolf Stommelen

At the beginning of the 1970s almost everything was possible in F1. Race car designers were barely limited. Almost everything was allowed. In terms of budget it was a completely other era. There were not yet millions to spend. If you had some money left, you could build up a customer team. Like Günther Hennerici. The German together with the caravan manufacturer Eifelland Caravans gave its debut in Formula 1 in 1972. Continue reading “48. Eifelland March E21 1972”

46. Lotus 69 1969

S4832 Lotus 69 Canadian GP 1969 – Pete Lovely

Well! Volkswagen competes in Formula 1. Or am I wrong? There were plenty of discussions about a possible GP entry of Volkswagen for the last years. But until today VW remained strong. And after the scandal about the emissions plans to enter F1 are maybe finally put down. VW in Formula 1 – it will probably remain a dream forever. But there was something with Volkswagen and Formula 1, wasn’t it? Continue reading “46. Lotus 69 1969”

45. Matra MS11 1968

S4356 Matra MS11 Monaco GP 1968 – Jean-Pierre Beltoise

Nowadays we do not speak anymore about engines in F1. They are called power units. Their technical secrets are well protected. Previously, especially in the Sixties, this was completely different. Everybody who wanted could have a look at the engine. Nothing was hidden. And they also made a nice noise – not like today.

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