Wonders of the competition: Formula 1’s special history

Since Maserati 250F of Juan Manuel Fangio to the Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel. Formula 1 is a history book. ...

Since Maserati 250F of Juan Manuel Fangio to the Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel.

Formula 1 is a history book. Throughout these 60 years we have witnessed countless duels between privileged pilots. Likewise, we have been able to witness, observe and admire numerous upscale cars. Some of them have gone unnoticed by his little consequence; Others, however, have been stored in the history books forever.

Today, in Hipertextual we seek to recall the most special. Formula 1 Those that marked an era or that are linked to important events in the history of the sport. Those Formula 1 that have guided this competition so far.

Maserati 250 F

Formula 1 began back in 1950. At that time sounding names like Stirling Moss, Alberto Ascari (hence the famous Autodromo di Monza curve) and Giuseppe Farina. But of them all, it was one who managed to stand out above the rest: Juan Manuel Fangio. He managed to grab the titles of 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1957. Two of them, along with the Maserati 250 F and 326 hp V12 engine, one of the most historic cars of the era besides being beautiful.

Mercedes-Benz W196

contemporaneous with the Maserati 250 F. This car allowed Juan Manuel Fangio achieve two of his world titles. It also was piloted by the legendary Stirling Moss (who is as “the greatest driver never to win a world title.”) Mechanically, it was a revolution by importing ideas from various military aircraft, which allowed him to dominate the championship almost completely. He had two variants: a more streamlined (with tires covered) and other more conventional (bare tires). The Type Monza version (with bare tires) is one of the most attractive cars in the history of F1

Alfa Romeo 158 and 159 Flaps

In these competitive wonders can not miss the Alfa Romeo 158 and Alfa Romeo 159. They dominated for many years of motor racing at the highest level. And they have the title of being the first two cars to win a Formula 1 championship, into the hands of Nino Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio. He had about 430 hp and four-speed transmission.

Lotus 25

Another of the most important cars of the competition is the Lotus 25. Drivers as Jim Clark led him to the top, earning world titles in 1963 and 1965. It was the first car of Formula 1 with a monocoque chassis (made in one piece), which would standardize years later. Mounted V8 engines.

Lotus 49

With Ford Cosworth V8 engine of 2,998 cc, this car managed to take two world championships. It was piloted by motorsport legends such as Mario Andretti, Jim Clark, Graham Hill and the legendary Emerson Fittipaldi. It was designed around the engine, which was strongly integrated into the chassis (which allowed lighten the weight of the vehicle, among other things).

Ferrari 312T

Wonders of the competition: Formula 1’s special history

Certainly one of the most legendary cars in history of Formula 1. It was led by luminaries such as Niki Lauda or Gilles Villeneuve. He participated in the legendary battle between Niki Lauda and James Hunt, if you want to know more, see the movie Rush -. Its variant, the Ferrari 312T2 was involved in the famous Niki Lauda accident (where part of his face was burned). This car won several world titles (four constructors’ and three drivers).

Tyrrell P34

probably the most peculiar of the 60 years of Formula 1 car. Why? By having six wheels-rather than the four- classic. He had four in the front and two larger diameter at the rear axle. The goal was merely aerodynamic: get a lower frontal area and increase airflow. This concept failed to succeed (30 races, only won one), but will always remain in the history of this competition as the “six wheels.”

Lotus 78

The current Formula 1 is based largely on aerodynamics. Within it, one of the most commonly used techniques is the use of ground effect, which takes advantage of the airflow under the car to increase or decrease the grip of the car. The Lotus 78 was the first car to apply this, so its importance is undeniable. This allowed him to seize a global constructors and other drivers (led by Mario Andretti in 1978)

Toleman TG184-Hart

This car is probably unknown to many fans of Formula 1. And, the car as such does not add anything special. He did not win any world championship or a race. So what makes him so special? The Toleman TG184-Hart was one of the first Formula 1 driven by Ayrton Senna. Indeed, it was the car that drove in that famous Monaco Grand Prix in which Senna rose-under incessant rain-from number 13 to number 2. Any fan of Formula 1 know that mythical race.

McLaren Honda MP4 / 4

This car is probably one of the most special, if not the more-all history of Formula 1. The car itself was really competitive in all areas, but it really special was located beyond the car. The really special was the incredible battles that provided hands of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, one of the most famous duels of this motorsport.

Williams FW16

This car designed by Adrian Newey competed in the Formula 1 World Championship during the decade of the 90. It was conducted by pilots as Damon Hill, Nigel Mansell and David Coulthard. In his hands, the Williams team managed to appropriate the 1994 constructors’ championship.

However, what characterizes this car are not the titles and victories. It is related to a very sad event that marked forever motorsport: the death of Ayrton Senna. On lap 7 Imola Grand Prix 1994, Ayrton Senna had an accident at the hands of this car, which eventually cost him his life.

Ferrari F2004

For many, the best car that has rolled through the circuits of Formula 1. Led by the pair Michael Schumacher Rubens Barrichello, this car with V10 dominated from start to the 2004 season, winning 15 of the 18 total runs. In fact, ten years later his name still appears in the records of each circuit of the championship. Its creators were Jean Todt, Ross Brawn, Rory Byrne and Aldo Costa. This car was part of one of the golden ages of Il Prancing Horse , in which 6 were awarded constructors’ championships.

Renault R25 / R26

Flavio Briatore in front and Fernando Alonso as a pilot, Renault lived a dream season with Renault R25 and R26. Both cars noted for their reliability and innovations such as the mass-damper . Mythical duels staged like in Imola Schumacher-Alonso (2005 and 2006). They harvested two world drivers ‘titles and constructors’ championship titles.

Brawn GP 2009

In 2009, Ross Brawn (technical director until then Honda Racing F1) announced the purchase of Honda Racing F1 (which was for sale because of the economic crisis). A team for sale, financial problems … Ross Brawn’s bid was the least risky. But, to everyone’s surprise, it worked. The team had a solid foundation and key innovations such as the rear diffuser (which increased the downforce of the car), which, by the rule change that season, allowed this novel team get the drivers’ championship (at the hands of Jenson Button) and constructors.

Red Bull RB7 and RB9

Both they were creations of Adrian Newey and driven by Sebastian Vettel. Both in the years 2011 and 2013, these cars with V8 engines dominated the world championships in Formula 1. Both the RB7 as RB9 are among the best cars in the history of Formula 1 thanks all the magnificent aerodynamic design achieved by Adrian Newey. Special mention blown diffuser and complex engine maps, allowing generate more downforce than other cars.


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