63. Brabham BT19 1966

18S223 Brabham BT19 World Champion 1966 – Jack Brabham

The first victory on his own construction was granted to him. It was secured by Dan Gurney 1964 in France. But Jack Brabham can still be proud. In 1966 he was the first (and so far the only) who became Formula 1 World Champion on his own car. Although there were others such as John Surtees, Bruce McLaren or Chris Amon, who tried to succeed on their own constructions. But none had so much success like Brabham. Brabham started the season of 1966 with the new BT19 on January 1st. Continue reading “63. Brabham BT19 1966”


62. Brabham BT33 1972

S4340 Brabham BT33 No.19 6th South African GP 1972 – Graham Hill

A debut of a new car can not be any better: the Brabham BT33 was first raced in the 1970 South African Grand Prix. And it immediately won – with Jack Brabham behind the wheel. It was the last victory for the company founder who died in 2014. At the end of 1970 Brabham stopped racing. Not so the BT33. Continue reading “62. Brabham BT33 1972”

60. Renault RS01 1977

18S111 Renault RS01 No.15 British GP 1977 – Jean-Pierre Jabouille

There have been many debuts in Formula 1 that have been laughed about. The one of Renault with the turbo engine 1977 in Silverstone was one of it. The car was called “yellow teapot”. In a nod to the many engine failures which were normally announced with a large plume of smoke. The base of the engine was a V6 which had been designed in 1972 by a team of only eight people. This engine was known as the CH-Series. Following Claude Haardt, former President of Renault-Gordini. It was first used in May 1973 in the Alpine A440 of Jean-Pierre Jabouille. Continue reading “60. Renault RS01 1977”

59. Manor MRT05 2016

S5013 Manor MRT05 Australian GP 2016 – Pascal Wehrlein

It was almost a miracle that Manor was ready for the start of the season 2016 in Australia. Although the team had built a new car over the winter there was a shortage of management personnel and, as always, a lack of financial resources. Nevertheless the notorious backbencher managed on February 22nd 2016 to introduce the new MRT05 car in Barcelona. Continue reading “59. Manor MRT05 2016”

58. Brabham BT11 1964

S5252 Brabham BT11 3rd GP Austrian 1964 – Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson was a British racing driver. He actually was called Robert Hugh Fearon Anderson. But everyone just called him “Bob”. Like many of his contemporaries in the late fifties and early sixties, Anderson contested the first part of his career on two wheels. He was (like most others) not only fearless, he was also quite successful. Continue reading “58. Brabham BT11 1964”

57. McLaren M14A 1970

S4843 McLaren M14A 2nd Spain GP 1970 – Bruce McLaren

Today a lot of fans would like to see McLaren in his original colours: the famous papaya-orange which was used at the end of the Sixties and the beginning of the Seventies. This colour was unique, the cars distinctive. Whether in Formula 1 or in the then very popular CanAm series.  The M14A from which only three chassis were built also ran in this famous colours. But that’s not the only reason why the M14A is a special racing car. Continue reading “57. McLaren M14A 1970”

56. Osella FA1 1980

S4851 Osella FA1 French GP 1980 – Eddie Cheever

Osella is one of numerous Italian manufacturer which gave its debut in Formula in the Eighties. Like many of them Osella struggled from the beginning. Especially because of financial problems. And also because the team had to improvise. The decision to step up in Formula One was only made three months before the start of the season. Continue reading “56. Osella FA1 1980”

55. Eifelland E21 1972

S3383 March 721/Eifelland E21 No.22 German GP 1972 – Rolf Stommelen

Nowadays caravan builders are no longer important in Formula One. Not even in the paddocks, which had previously been a place for campers and tents. At the beginning of the Seventies this was quite different. The best example was Eifelland Caravan, a caravan company not far from the Nürburgring. Continue reading “55. Eifelland E21 1972”