Grand Prix, Indy and Formula 1 Cars 1960 - 1969

Ernest Hemmingway is quoted as saying, "Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports ... all others are games." (I would also include rugby!) Open wheel racing is the type of racing I think he had in mind. Single seat race cars have always represented the pinnacle of motorsport and the men that posses the skill and daring to drive them fast are rare. In this part of the collection are the Grand Prix, Indy and Formula 1 cars that have helped shape racing history. Also see GP, INDY & F1 Cars: 1900 - 1959; 1970-Present; and F1 WORLD DRIVER & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPIONS 1950-85

1960's:

Indianapolis 500:

1960 Ken-Paul Special (Indianapolis 500 Winner): Jim Rathmann set fastest lap on his way to victory at the 44th running of the Indy 500 in 1960 in the Watson-Offenhauser powered Ken-Paul Special. The 1960 Indy was an epic battle of a race, which had 29 lead changes, 14 between Rathmann and Rodger Ward in their 2-hour battle for the win. Rathmann commissioned the car from A.J. Watson and the car was prepared for Indianapolis by Chicky Hirashima and the ledgendary Smokey Yunick.
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1960 Jim Rathmann and Rodger Ward duel at the Brickyard!
1961 Bowes Seal Fast Special (Indianapolis 500 Winner): A.J. Foyt claimed his fist Indy 500 victory in this Offy-powered Watson roadster built by Floyd Trevis. Foyt had an epic battle for the lead with Eddie Sachs in the later stages of the race. On what was to be his last pit stop, they could not get the full load of fuel in the car. Running on a lighter fuel load, Foyt was pulling away from Sachs, but needed to make a quick stop for more fuel. Sachs took the lead, but he had to pit with three laps to go to replace a rear tire. Foyt took the lead for his first of four Indy 500 victories, averaging 139.01 mph. It was also the first of a record seven victories for chief mechanic George Bignotti.
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1962 Leader Card Special (Indianapolis 500 Winner): The Leader Card Special was driven by Roger Ward to victory at the Indianapolis 500 in 1962, as well as the USAC Indy Car Chamiponship. The roadster was designed and built by AJ Watson, who had four Indy 500 victories with his cars between 1959-1963. Powered by a 450 hp, 252 cu.in. Meyer-Drake-Offenhasuesr DOHC engine, Ward led 62 laps of the race and won at an average speed of 140.3 mph.
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FORMULA ONE:

1960 Lotus-Climax 18: John Surtees and Innes Ireland were the Lotus team drivers for the 1960 season with Graham Hill having moved on to BRM. Clark joined the team mid-season as John Surtees departed to race motorcycles on the Isle of Man. Clark proved he was an up and coming champion, keeping his place in the team even after Surtees returned. Clark had his best 1960 F1 finish in this car at the Portugal GP, finishing 3rd.
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1960 Lotus-Climax 18: The 18 was Lotus' first mid-engine car and Lotus made F1, F2 & FJ versions of the tube frame chassis car. The F1 version had a 2.5L Coventry Climax DOHC four-cylinder engine, capable of producing 239hp. The engine was mated to a five-speed sequential manual gearbox and the Lotus 18's advantage was its low weight to power ratio. It proved to be one of the fastest cars on any grid, gearbox reliability however was its downfall. Lotus sold 18's to private teams as well as running its own F1 team. Jim Hall purchased an 18 for the USGP at Riverside in 1960. Lotus team drivers Moss and Ireland finished the race 1-2, but Hall in his only F1 race of the season finished 7th. He raced the 18 at the USGP again in 1961, but failed to finish.
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1960 Cooper-Climax T53 (WORLD CHAMPION) & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION: The car that continued the revolution toward rear-engine race cars. The team consisted of Bruce McLaren and Jack Brabham. Brabham became the World Champion in 1960 with 5 consecutive wins. Like Lotus, it was powered by a 2.5L Climax engine and outclassed the heavier front-engined competition. Once every Formula car manufacturer began building rear-engined racers, Cooper cars were overtaken by more sophisticated technology.
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1960 Cooper-Climax T53: During Cooper's two year reign in F1, Jack Brabham and Bruce McLaren were again the principal factory drivers in the 1960 season. Stirling Moss who had great success in 1959 in the Rob Walker Cooper, jumped to a Walker Lotus for the rest the year. A host of other drivers drove private Cooper's in 1960 including Chuck Daigh, Lance Reventhlow, Ron Flockhart, Roy Salvadori, Tony Brooks and Phil Hill.
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1960 Ferrari 246P: Ritchie Ginther drove this car in his F1 debut at the Monoco GP in 1960. He finished in 6th place. 1960 was the last year of the 2.5L engine formula in F1. The 246P was powered by a 2.4L V6 engine which produced 263 bhp. For 1960, Ferrari created their first mid-engine F1 car, but has many teething problems. The shinning moment was Phil Hill's win at the 1960 Italian GP, with Ginther in 2nd place.
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1960 Porsche 718/2 F2 (Aintree 1960): Porsche developed the 718/2 from its 718 sportscar as Porsche eyed the 1.5 liter limit in F1 coming in 1961. They built five of the four-cylinder boxer engined 718/2 cars and with Stirling Moss, Jo Bonnier, Graham Hill, John Surtees and Hans Herrmann driving, had great success and won the F2 Constructors Championship. Moss won the BARC Aintree 200 in this car driving for Rob Walker, the only privateer sold a 718/2. For 1961, Porsche developed a eight-cylinder 1.5L engine for F1 and put it in the 718/2 chassis, named the 787. It was marginally faster than the 718/2 and not as successful.
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1960 Lotus-Climax 18: Introduced for the 1960 season, the 18 was Lotus' first mid-engined car. Powered by the2.5L Coventry Climax four cylinder engine from the Lotus 16, with its light weight and excellent weight distribution and handling , it proved to be the fastest Grand Prix car built up until that time. Successful from the beginning, Stirling Moss drove the Rob Walker entered car to the 18's first F1 victory at the Monaco GP in 1960. Moss would win again at the United States GP and provide Lotus second place in the constructors championship.
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1961 Cooper-Maserati T53: Lorenzo Bandini, race mechanic turned race driver, made his F1 debut in Scuderia Centro Sud's Cooper-Maserati in 1961; after having been passed over by Ferrari in favor of Giancarlo Baghetti for a factory seat. Cooper coming off its championship year in 1960, offered customers the same 'lowline' T53 that Jack Brabham had driven to the World Championship. 1961 was also the year that F1 regulations changed, limiting engine size to 1.5L. Cento Sud purchased a T53 chassis from Cooper and being owned by a Maserati dealer, they installed a 1.5L four-cylinder Maserati engine in the Cooper. Down on power and outclassed by the Ferrari 156 and Lotus 18, the Cooper-Maserati retired in two of the four F1 races entered in 1961, its best finish being 8th place at the Italian GP. This is Bandini's car from the German GP in 1961 where he retired with engine failure.
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The 1.5L Cars:

1961 Ferrari 156: By the end of the 1961 season, Ferrari dominated with Hill and Von Trips, winning the Constructors Championship. Phil Hill won the Italian GP in this car, in the last race for Ferrari in that season. Hill would continue to race the 156 in 1962, but without the success of his championship season.
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1962 Porsche 804: Porsche introduced the 804 for the '62 F1 season. An new car with a 1.5L flat-eight cylinder air-cooled engine capable of 180 bhp, Dan Gurney and Jo Bonnier drove for the team and Gurney won the French GP in its first race, the car's only F1 championship victory. The car did not handle as well, or have the power of the competition. Porsche with drew from F1 at the end of the season.
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1962 Lola Mk4: John Surtees drove for Bowmaker Racing Team, whith the Lola using the most current Climax 1.5L V8. Teamed with Roy Salvadori, the team struggled with chassis flex all season, which hampered results. Surtees drove this car to a 4th place finish at Monaco, but did pull out second place finishes at both the German and British GP's.
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1962 Lotus 24: Innes Ireland drove for the UDT Laystall Team in 1962, using the Lotus 24 powered by a Climax V8. Team Lotus also used the conventional space frame designed car until the 25 was ready later in the season. Ireland was third on the grid for the British GP in this car, but gearbox problems prevented his getting off the line at the start and finished 16th.
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1962 Brabham BT3: 1962 saw the introduction of the first Brabham Racing Organization designed and built F1 car. The BT3 designed by Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac follwed conventional F1 technology at the time and employed a spaceframe, fibreglass bodied car, powered by a 1.5L Coventry Climax FWMV V8 engine. Jack Brabham raced this car in the first race for the BT3 at the Nurburgring for the German GP. Engine problems eventually caused his retirement, but he took third place in a non-championship race a couple of weeks later. He scored points at the USGP later in the season, gaining the first ever Championship points for a driver in a car carrying his own name. The BT3 was replaced in 1963 by the BT7.
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1963 Brabham BT3: The BT3 was the first F1 design by Ron Tauranac for Motor Racing Developments (Brabham) and competed in the 1962 and 1963 F1 seasons. Following normal f1 convention, it was a steel tube frame chassis with fiberglass bodywork. Powered by the Coventry-Climax 1.5L V8, the car had a Colotti six-speed gearbox, which proved to be very fragile and contributed to the cars race retirements. Only one chassis of the BT3 was built. The BT3 raced in two championship F1 races in 1962 at the US and S. African GP's, where Brabham finished 4th in both. In 1963, the BT3 featured the now familiar green and gold livery of 1960's Brabham's and raced in two championship races when the BT7 was not available. Brabham won two non-championship races in the BT3, becoming the first driver to win a F1 race in a car he had constructed. This is Brabham's car from the 1963 Italian GP at Monza where he finished in 5th place.
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1963 Lotus 25: The Lotus 25 was a revolutionary Colin Chapman design, being the first fully stressed monocoque chassis to appear in F1. The 25 was powered by a 1.5L Coventry Climax FWMV V8,which produced 195 bhp. At its peak, the Lotus 25 won 13 races, set 17 pole positions and 13 fastest laps. The 25 gave Jimmy Clark his first Grand Prix victory at Spa, and he won his World Championship in a 25 in 1963 and Lotus the constuctor's title.. This car is the '63 Italian GP winner. The 25 appeared in F1 into the 1965 season in the hands of private teams.
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1964 Lotus 25: Jim Clark was unable to repeat as World Champion in 1964, finishing third in the points. He fought a fierce season long battle with Graham Hill driving for BRM and John Surtees driving for Ferrari. The season came down to the final race, with Clark retiring on the final lap, allowing Hill & Surtees to pass him in the points race. This car is the one Clark drove to victory at Spa in the GP of Belgium.
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1962 BRM P57 WORLD CHAMPION - 1962 & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION: Graham Hill won the World Drivers Championship and the Constructors Championship for the Owens Racing Organization (BRM) in 1962. Hill won the Championship be besting Jim Clark 4 wins to 3. The 1.5LV* powered BRM also proved to be more reliable than Clark's Lotus, with Hill finishing in the points in more races and two second place finishes just behind Clark at the races end. At Monaco, Hill was not so lucky, finishing in 6th position, but still in the points. This is the Monaco GP car of Hill's from 1962. It is the early 'stack pipe' version of the P57. 1962 would be the high watermark year for BRM in F1 and its only Championship.
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1963 BRM P57 (United States GP 1963): Tony Rudd designed the new P57 for BRM, powered by BRM's own 1.5L V8 engine which made 200 hp, The P57 made its first appearance in the 1962 F1 season. The BRM carried Hill to the drivers title and BRM the constructor's title in '62. In 1963, Lotus dominated and Hill could only manage a win in two races, coming second to Clark for the drivers title. This is the winning USGP at Watkins Glen car from 1963.
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1963 BRM P61 (French GP 1963: Despite stalling at the start, requiring a push-start which cost Graham Hill a one minute penalty, Hill overcame the poor start to finish 3rd at the 1963 French GP. With the BRM 1.5L V8 (200hp) being one of the most powerful F1 engines, Hill had qualified the car 2nd on the grid next to Jim Clark's Lotus. The new BRM showed promise, but it was evident that the car had serious design problems. The P61 was BRM's first attempt at a monocoque chassis. Confident in the rigidity of their chassis, BRM eliminated the rear bulkhead between the cockpit and engine. As it turned out, this was a fatal flaw as severe chassis flexing occurred. The P61 saw only one other race where it retired with clutch and transmission woes. BRM reverted to the older P57 for the bulk of the 1963 season. The redesigned P61, now the P261, would debut in 1964.
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1963 Brabham BT7: The successor to the BT3, the Repco-Brabham BT7 was used by the Brabham team during the 1963 and 1964 F1 seasons and briefly into 1965 when Denny Hulme made his racing debut in a BT7. Jack Brabham and Dan Gurney were the team drivers in 1963 and they were able to secure third place for Brabham in the Constructors Championship. Gurney finished 2nd at the Dutch GP in this car, behind Jim Clark driving for Lotus and ahead of John Surtees Ferrari. Gurney took two wins with the BT7 in 1964 at the French and South African GP's. The BT7 was powered by the 1.5L Coventry Climax V8 engine.
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1964 Ferrari 158: John Surtees won the 1964 Italian GP in his championship year in this car. The 158 was powered by a 1.5L V8, which produced 210 hp. Team mates Bandini and Surtees fought it out all year long with the Lotus team of Clark and Hill. The championship came down to the last race and with Bandini's help, Surtees beat Hill for the title and became the first World Champion on both two and four wheels.
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1964 Ferrari 158: Ferrari in a dispute with Italian racing authorities regarding the homologation of a new mid-engined Ferrari race car, had Luigi Chinetti's North American Racing Team enter cars for both the U.S, and the Mexican Grand Prix at seasons end. John Surtees finished 2nd in both races taking both the World Championship for himself and the Constructor's Championship for Ferrari.
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1965 Lotus-Ford 38: Since Dan Gurney had brought Lotus and Ford together in 1963, it was no surprise that Lotus offered the second 38 chassis built to Gurney's AAR team for Gurney to race at the Indy 500 in 1965. The Len Terry/Colin Chapman designed car featured a monocoque tub chassis with a DOHC Ford 4.2L V8 engine. At Indy, Lotus-Fords sat on the front row, with eventual winner Jim Clark sandwiched between AJ Foyt and Gurney. While qualifying third, Gurney ran in that position until lap 42 when the timing gears in his engine failed, ending his race in 26th position. Gurney's car was sponsored by the little known company at the time, Yamaha. Gurney's team race the car in USAC oval races in 1965, eventually the car was sold to Dick Smothers of the Smothers brothers. After stints in the Briggs Cunningham and Harrah museums, the Smothers owned car resides currently in the National Auto Museum in Reno.
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1964 BRM P261: Graham Hill drove the new P261 to victory at Monaco in its first World Championship race in 1964. Over its two season run, the P261 won six championship races, with Hill finishing 2nd in the Drivers Championship in 1964 and BRM 2nd in the Constructors Championship. The P261 used the 1.5L BRM V8 engine in BRM's first fully monocoque chassis. Hill teamed with Ritchie Ginther, who finished 2nd to Hill at Monaco in 1964. This is Graham Hill's Monaco GP winning car.
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1965 BRM P261: The Owen Racing Organization ran their BRM P261 again in 1965, increasing the power of the 1.5L V8 to 220 bhp. Graham Hill was joined in 1965 by a young Jackie Stewart and together, they had three wind and eleven podium finishes in the 1965. Behind their efforts, BRM finished second in the Constructors Championship. Hill almost mirrored his 1964 season for BRM, again taking two wins including the 1965 Monaco GP in this car. Starting from pole, Hill led 60 of the 100 laps at the demanding Monaco circuit. Hill's five Monaco victories was only equaled by Michael Schumacher and bested by Aryton Senna with six wins. The P261 was BRM's most successful F1 chassis, with six wins, five poles and four fastest laps over 34 races and three seasons.
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1966 BRM P261: BRM P261s won six World Championship races, in the hands of works drivers Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart, and finished second in both the Drivers' and Constructors' Championship standings in 1964 and 1965. Stewart won the Tasman Series championship in 1966, with Hill second. For the 1966 F1 season, the V8 BRM 2.0L engine used in that series, was increased to 3.0L. Jackie Stewart won at Monaco in this car, but as the season developed, the car was not as competitive as cars that had engines designed for the new 3.0L regulation such as Brabham. The P261 was the most successful BRM.
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1965 Lotus 33 Climax (WORLD CHAMPION) & (CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION): The Lotus 33 was an improvement on the 25 chassis. The suspension was also modifies to accept wider tires introduced in the 1965 F1 season. The 1.5L Climax V8 was tuned to produce an additional 20 bhp, to bring the total to 220 bhp. Jim Clark won six races during the '65 season, setting fastest lap in all of them and starting from the pole position in five. He won the World Drivers Championship and Lotus the Constructors Championship.
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1965 Honda RA272: The RA272 replaced the RA271, which ran three races in the 1964 F1 season. Honda further developed the high reving (14,000 rpm) 1.5L 48-valve V12 engine for the 1965 season, where it proved to be fast by qualifying well and leading races, but still unreliable. Honda had brought on Richie Ginther to team with Ronnie Bucknum in 1965. Ginther was a good development driver and was able to coax the maximum from the engine and chassis. He finished first at the 1965 Mexican GP, leading start to finish.
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1966 Honda RA273: Ritchie Ginther was back to drive for Honda in 1966, along with Ronnie Bucknum. Honda had enlarged the 1.5L V12 engine to meet the new 3.0L regulation and proved to have a powerful engine stuck in a heavy chassis. The new engine was not ready until the Italian GP and Ginther, who was a great development driver, was injured in a crash there due to tire failure. He came back for the last races and finished a solid fourth at the Mexican GP he had won the year before. Honda dveleoped a new engine and chassis for 1967.
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1967 Honda RA300: John Surtees won the 1967 Italian GP driving for Honda in the RA300, which was Surtees final GP victory as a driver. Surtees won by less than a car length from Jack Brabham, both drivers having passed Jim Clark who had dominated the race early only to run into mechanical problems at the late stage of the race. Some consider that for race action and excitement this was the best F1 race of all time. The RA300 was introduced towards the end of the 1967 F1 season, replacing the RA273, but keeping the 48-valve, 3.0L V12 engine. Honda had turned to Eric Broadley at Lola to design a new chassis and the 400hp car produced a victory in its first outing. The best Surtees could do the rest of the season was a fourth place and the RA300 was retired at the start of the 1968 season.
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INDY 500 WINNERS:

1965 Lotus-Ford 38 (Indianapolis 500 Winner): In 1965, Jim Clark drove the first mid-engined car to win the Indianapolis 500. Clark dominated the race, leading all but 10 laps of the 500 mile race. The Lotus 38 was an all monococoque aluminum chassis design, powered by a Ford 4.2L V8, which produced 500 hp. Clark would race the car again at Indy in 1966, finishing 2nd to Hill in the Lola-Ford
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1966 Lola-Ford T90 (Indianapolis 500 Winner): The Lola T90 was designed to accept either the 2.8L, 4-cylinder supercharged Offenhauser engine or the 4.2-litre 4-cam Ford V8. John Mecom entered three T90's at Indy in 1966 using both types of engines. Roger Ward drove the Offenhauser powered car and Rookies Jackie Stewart and Graham Hill both drove Ford powered entries. The three cars qualified at just under 160 mph and were grided 11th (Stewart), 13th (Ward) and 15th (Hill). On 25 miles to go, Hill passed Clark for second and when Stewart went out with no oil pressure,Hill took over first place for the 1966 Indy 500 win.
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1966 Lola-Ford T90: Jackie Stewart drove John Mecom's entry at Indy in 1966, which was the 50th Anniversary of the first running of the race. Starting from the middle of the fourth row, Stewart made his way to the front of the pack and was leading when his oil pressure dropped with ten laps to go, Stewart parking the car and finishing 6th (only 7 of 33 cars finished the race.) Despite his DNF, Stewart was awarded Rookie of the Year honors
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1967 Coyote-Ford (Indianapolis 500 Winner): AJ Foyt drove his Sheratan Thompson Special to victory at Indy in 1967. The race was dominated by Parnelli Jones in the STP turbine car, with Jones leading 171 of the 200 laps. However, three laps from the end, the turbine car broke and Foyt inherited the lead, weaving his way through a pileup on the final lap, to win his third Indy 500 victory.
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The 3.0L Cars:

1966-67 Brabham BT19 WORLD CHAMPION - 1966 & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION - 1966: Brabham campaigned the BT19 in the 1966 and 1967 F1 Seasons. Jack Brabham claimed the World Drivers Championship in 1966 and Brabham also claimed the Constructors Championship title, the first time a drivers or constructors champion bore the drivers name. Brabham won four straight races in 1966 on his way to the title, including the 1966 Dutch GP in this car. Brabham approached Repco to build the V8 engine which powered the BT19. The engine was designed around the small Oldsmobile aluminum block V8. It was light at 340lb and although underpowered at 300 BHP compared to the competition, it delivered greater torque and fuel efficiency to compensate. Only one BT19 chassis was built and it is affectionately called the "Old Nail".
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1966-67 Brabham BT19 WORLD CHAMPION - 1967 & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION - 1967: Using a space frame chassis rather than a conventional monocoque one, the BT19 was fairly light . Originally using a Repco aluminum block V8 of 3.0L, for 1967 it used a newly designed Repco engine, with increased its horsepower. Still a bit down on power to the V12 competition, the BT19 had better engine torque, lightness and improved fuel consumption as its advantage. The BT19 was driven in one race in 1967 the Belgian GP at Spa in this livery. However, Denny Hulme was unable to repeat his win at Spa the year before. The new engine expired as it did in Jack Brabham's newer BT24. Despite this setback, Hulme would go on to have an exceptional season and finish the season as the 1967 World Champion; beating Jack Brabham to the title by a couple of points. Brabham would again claim the Constructors Championship for a second year running.
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1966-67 Brabham BT19 WORLD CHAMPION - 1967 & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION - 1967:
1967 Brabham Repco BT24 WORLD CHAMPION - 1967 & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION - 1967: Denny Hulme and Jack Brabham contested the 1967 World Championship down to the last race, with Hulme taking the Championship by three points and Brabham's second consecutive Constructor's Championship. This is the car in which he won the German GP. The greater reliability of the Brabham with its Repco V8 proved to be the difference in winning the 1967 Championships, when compared with the faster but breakdown prone Lotus 49.
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1967 BRM P83: When the engine formula in F1 changed from 1.5L to 3.0L in 1966, BRM mated two of their 1.5L 8-cylinder engines together to make the P75 H16. This new engine was fitted to the new P83 chassis, which had a aluminum monocoque which pioneered the use of the engine as a stressed part of the chassis. Power output was 395hp, but the engine at almost 400 lbs. was the heaviest F1 engine and had the narrowest power band. The team struggled with the car in the 1966 season, mostly due to engine issues. In 1967, Mike Spence replaced Graham Hill in the team and continued to wring results out of the car. At Monaco, Spence qualified 12th, with most teams favoring their 2 or 2.5L engines on the tight circuit. 3.0L cars like the BRM struggled and Jackie Stewart, Spence's teammate retired in an older P261. Spence would manage to bring this car home in 6th place, the last finisher, down four laps. He would continue struggling with the P83, managing four 5th place wins among the retirements. Unfortunately, Spence was killed at Indianapolis almost a year after the Monaco race during practice in a Lotus turbine car.
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1967 BRM P83: The 1967 Monaco GP was a bittersweet race. Denny Hulme would win the race, his first of his 1967 World Championship season. Continuing Brabham's dominance in F1 after Jack Brabham's World Championship in 1966. Brabham sat on the pole for this race, but his car's engine blew while he was chasing Bandini for the lead. Oil from that incident on track led to several mishaps and crashes in a race where only six of the sixteen starters finished. Towards the end of the race on lap 82 of 100 laps, Bandini was trying to retake the lead from Hulme when he clipped the harbor chicane. A low obstacle launched his car airborne and it overturned trapping him underneath. A hovering TV helicopter's blade wash fanned the flames made worse by gas soaked hay bales, delaying his rescue. Bandini died a few days later in hospital as a result of his burns, another great racing talent lost. Several important changes in F1 came about as a result. Straw bales were no longer allowed on F1 courses and low obstacles either removed or blocked by better barriers. Earnest development of better flame retardant driver clothing began and TV helicopters were banned from low flight and/or hovering over accident scenes.
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BRM's 1962 - 1975

1966 Brabham Repco BT20(CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION): The BT20 replaced the BT19 and was powered by the same Repco aluminum 3.0L V8, producing around 285 bhp and used a Hewland 5-speed gear box. It was however light and reliable making Jack Brabham the first driver to win a GP in a car bearing his name, Brabham won the World Drivers and Constructors Championships in 1966, mostly driving the BT19.. At the British GP, Denny Hulme was the runner-up to Brabham in this car as they finished 1-2. Brabham won the World Championship in 1966, Hulme would follow in 1967 driving ther BT20 and later, the BT24.
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1966 McLaren M2B: Designed by Robin Herd, and Gordon Coppuckthe McLaren's M2B was the first of McLaren's Formula One cars. The car suffered performance due to the weight of the 3.0L Ford Indy engine it was designed for, or the Serenissima 3.0L V8 engine used while the Ford engine was being further developed; of the four GP races it contested in 1966, Bruce McLaren finished 6th at the British Grand Prix, scoring the team its first F1 points. This is the car that ran that race and it used the Serenissima supplied M166 engine which produced 260 bhp. The car was painted in this color scheme for its staring role in the movie Grand Prix and Bruce McLarens helmet is the same as that of the main character. This was the start of a great F1 team that is a force in F1 to this day.
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1967 McLaren M4B: The M4B was a stop gap car run at the beginning of the 1967 season until McLaren could complete and run their own M5A. Built by Trojan for Bruce McLaren Motor Racing, the M4B was a revised version of the M4A F2 car, with additional fuel capacity and a modified rear end to accept the 2.0L BRM V8. The cars debut was at the Race of Champions held at Brands Hatch prior to the 1967 F1. McLaren finished fourth and sixth in the fist two heats, however a missed gear dropped him out of the 40 lap final. He did claim 5th place at the International Trophy race held at Silverstone a month later. Outclassed among 3.0L competition, Bruce McLaren still managed to finish 4th on the tight Monaco circuit, but was definitely outclassed at the Dutch GP, where McLaren retired and the cars F1 career ended. It is shown in its Race of Champions livery.
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1967 Lotus 33/43: For the 1966 season, the engine formula was increased to 3.0L. Lotus did not have an engine and passed up Repco for a unproven H16 unit from BRM. The engine proved too heavy and made the car which was derived from the 33 and the 38 largely uncompetitive. Clark won the USGP in 1966 and Graham Hill drove an exceptional race to place 2nd at Monoco, the last race for this car before the introduction of the 49 and its Cosworth DFV engine. A new era had begun.
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1967 Cooper-Maseratti T81: The T81 was powered by Maserati Tipo 9 V12 engines of 3.0-litres. These were supplied by the Chipstead Group, Maserati's UK distributors, who had taken control of Cooper the previous April. Jo Siffert drove for Rob Walker, a long-time private customer and entrant of Cooper F1 cars. The best they could manage was two fourth place finishes, including the French GP in this car. The factory cars only one win at S. Africa. The cars were just too heavy and slow in face of cars like the Lotus 49.
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1968 Matra MS10: Ken Tyrrell entered cars under the Equipe Matra International banner for Jackie Stewart, as he had done in 1966 & 67 using a Matra chassis. For the 1968 F1 season, the Matra factory entered a V12 Matra-engined MS11 while Tyrrell ran Stewart in a Ford-engined MS10 with greater success. Stewart won the German GP in this car and he would rise to the top in 1969, becoming World Champion. By 1970 Tyrell was no longer able to use a Matra chassis and the next chapter begins.
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1968 McLaren/BRM M5A: The M5A was McLaren's first F1 car built exclusively by McLaren. Using the BRM 3.0L V12 engine which produced 365 hp, it was ready late in the 1967 season. Only one car was built. The car showed promise, but teething problems produced a season best 7th place at the Canadian GP, along with three retirements with Bruce McLaren at the wheel. Deny Hulme started the 1968 season in the car, finishing 5th at S. Africa. With the M7A ready, the car was sold to Jo Bonnier, whose best finish in seven races was a 6th place at the Italian GP. By the end of the '68 season, the car was just too unreliable and slow. Bonnier hung the car on his living room wall.
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1967 Eagle-Weslake T1G: Bruce McLaren drove for Dan Gurney's Anglo American Racers team in the '67 French GP at the new Bugatti circuit at Le Mans, his new car not being ready. He put the Eagle on the second row, but retired due to electrical problems. The Eagle, powered by a Weslake V12 engine producing 370 hp, was always fast in qualifying, but the cars suffered from engine reliability. Gurney won the Belgian GP in an Eagle, but that was the high point of these lovely F1 cars. AAR quit F1 in 1968.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1967 Eagle-Weslake T1G: Designed by Len Terry for the start of the 1966 F1 season, the Eagle T1G or Mark 1 initially had a 2.7L Coventry Climax inline 4-cylinder engine before the 3.0L Gurney Weslake engine was developed. Despite excellent qualifying results, the cars could only manage to finish two races in 1967, both podium finishes. Dan Gurney drove this car to victory at the Grand Prix of Belgium. That win in Belgium still stands as the only Formula One victory for a USA-built car.
Model by TRUE SCALE 1/43
1967 Olsonite-Eagle MkIV: All-American Racers built seven Eagles for the 1967 USAC Champ Car season with the main aim being success at Indy. In conjunction with Weslake using a production Ford engine (302 cu in V8) as the basis, the cars were plagued with engine reliability issues. For the last race of the season at Riverside,they used newly designed MkIV heads and Gurney took 1st place at the Rex Mays 300. This was also the first AAR partnership with Olsonite as a sponsor.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1968 Eagle Mk4-Offy (Indianapolis 500 Winner): Bobby Unser won the 1968 Indy 500, a race which for the second year in a row Andy Granatelli's STP Turbine led late in the race, but once again failed to finish. Unser actually led most of the race 127 laps in his Offy powered Eagle and took the lead for good on the 191st lap, to win his first of three Indy 500's.
Model by SPARK 1/43

1967 Lotus 49: Graham Hill set held the pole position at the 1967 USGP, with teammate Jim Clark in 2nd position. Clark overtook Hill (who was having gear trouble) for the lead on lap 41. Hill hung on to 2nd place and almost beat Clark who was having suspension trouble. Hill proved in the 1967 season that on any given day he could be the equal to his teammate. Reliability in the 1967 season hampered the championship chances of both men that year, but 1968 would be Hill's year.
Model by QUARTZO 1/43
1967 Lotus 49: Powered by a 3.0L Ford-Cosworth DFV V8, the 49 was the evolution of the successful Lotus 33 and the first car to use the engine as a stressed chassis member. This is the private entry of the Rob Walker team, with Jo Siffert driving. They would have a modest season, but Siffert provided Walker his final F1 win at the 1968 British GP in a 49B. One of the best Porsche 917 drivers, "Seppi" was sadly killed at Brands Hatch in a BRM in 1971.
Model by QUARTZO 1/43
1967 Lotus 49: This is the car that Clark drove to victory at the '67 USGP at Watkins Glen, with Hill second. This 1-2 finish at the USGP in front of Ford brass was a great victory for Lotus and assured their preferential treatment in receiving the latest Cosworth engines. Sadly, Clark would lose his life in a racing accident early in the 1968 season. Jimmy Clark was World Champion driving for Lotus in 1963 & 65, certainly one of the best drivers ever.
Model by QUARTZO 1/18
1968 Lotus 49B: Graham Hill was 2nd on the grid next to Clark at the start of the '68 S. Africa GP. Holding off the competition, they began the '68 season as they had finished the prior season a 1-2 finish (Clark/Hill). It would be Clark's last F1 race before his death in April. With team leader Clark dead, Hill approached his 40th birthday by carrying the shattered Lotus team through its darkest days, and that year he won his second title against strong opposition from his former BRM teammate, Jackie Stewart.
Model by QUARTZO 1/43

Two of the All-Time Greats!:

1968 Lotus 49B: Jim Clark won the South African GP on New Year's Day 1968 in this car, after setting pole position and leading the race after the second lap. Clark was a second faster in qualifying than his teammate Graham Hill. Jackie Stewart in a Matra passed him at the start, but Clark passed him on lap two to capture the lead he would not relinquish for the rest of the race. Clark looked set to dominate F1 in 1968. However, South Africa was to be Clark's last F1 race, tragically being killed in a F2 event three months later. With his final win, Jim Clark set several records, most stood for a couple decades: Most Wins - 25; Most Laps Led - 1,943; Most Races Led Every Lap - 13; Most Pole Positions - 33; Total Fastest Race Laps - 28. Jim Clark, a great talent, hero and one of the sports all time greats! Like many drivers of his era, gone way too soon!
Model by QUARTZO 1/43

1968 Lotus 49B WORLD CHAMPION & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION: Graham Hill and Jim Clark were a formidable combination in the Lotus 49's in their second season in 1968. Lotus had improved the engine reliability of the 3.0L Cosworth DFV V8 powered car and Hill hoped to capitalize on that reliability and shrug off the string of retirements during the 1967 season. At the fist race of the 1968 season in this car at South Africa, Hill qualified second behind team mate Clark. Despite a slow start to the race which dropped him to seventh, Hill worked his way up through the pack and finally overtook Jackie Stewart on lap 27 of the 80 lap race for second place; and would hold onto that position until the end, making a 1-2 finish for Lotus. The 1968 race at the Kylami circuit was the last time Hill and Clark would race together. Hill went on to win the Drivers Championship in 1968, with 3 race wins and 3 second place finishes on the season.
Model by QUARTZO 1/43

Turbines and Sprouting Wings:

1967 STP-Paxton Turbocar: Designed by Ken Wallis as the STP entry for the Indianapolis 500 in 1967,using his plan for harnessing a gas turbine to a race car. Putting the Pratt & Whitney Canada ST6B-62 turbine engine on the drivers left in a mid-chassis configuration created a better weight distribution. Parnelli Jones was enlisted to drive at Indy and lead the 151 laps of the race before 3 laps from the finish, while in the lead, a failed transmission bearing ended its race. It was entered again in 1968 with Joe Leonard driving, but crashed in qualifying and never raced again. The power from the turbine engine (550 hp) drove a Ferguson 4-wheel drive system, which transmitted the power through a single speed transmission whose torque converter eliminated the need for a clutch pedal and gearshift. USAC later banned turbine powered cars and four-wheel drive, thereby eliminating these innovations after Indy in 1968.
Model by SPARK 1/43

1968 Lotus 56 Turbine: Graham Hill drove this Pratt & Whitney turbine powered car at Indianapolis in 1968. The turbine engine produced 500 bhp and powered all four wheels via a Ferguson four wheel drive system. Unfortunately, Hill crashed on Lap 110, finishing in 19th place. Joe Leonard was Hill's team mate that year and he put his car on the pole, with Hill right beside him. In one of the greatest Indy 500's, Leonard and Bobby Unser swapped the lead multiple times. With victory seemingly in hand, Leonard retired a few laps from the end while leading the race, due to transmission pump shaft failure. It was the last time a turbine and a four wheel drive car ran at Indy.
Model by SPARK 1/43

1968 Lotus 49B: At the '68 USGP, Mario Andretti gave everyone a surprise when he put his Lotus on pole position, ahead of Jackie Stewart's Matra. There was hope that he would be able to beat the F1 regulars. On lap 14 Andretti's Lotus was dragging part of the bodywork and he was forced to pit and dropped to the tail of the field. He began to fight back but eventually retired with clutch failure.Gold Leaf was the first commercial Formula 1 sponsor in 1968
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1969 Lotus 49B WORLD CHAMPION & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION: Graham Hill won the Drivers Championship and Lotus the Constructors Championship in 1968 and for the '69 season Hill sported the coveted #1 on his car. Unfortunately, this was not Lotus' season, winning only two races, yielding to Jackie Stweart and Matra. Graham Hill did manage a win at Monoco, which is always an impressive victory in any season.
Model by QUARTZO 1/43
1968 BRM P126 (Monaco GP, 1968): BRM hired ex-Lotus designer Len Terry to design and build the P126 for the 1968 F1 season and Terry's firm Transatlantic Automotive Consultants built three cars. The car was designed around the BRM 3.0L V12, which produced 390 bhp and was slightly under-powered and heavier than its contemporary the Ford-Cosworth DFV; which for 1968 was available to any team that wanted one. Despite this, the P126 showed great promise in early season non-championship events. Richard Attwood had been brought in for six races to replace Mike Spence who had been killed at Indianapolis. In his first F1 race in the car at Monaco, Attwood qualified the car in 6th position, but proceeded to drive the race of his life. He fought Graham Hill in the new Lotus 49B for the lead, setting fastest lap of the race in the process. Hill was able to pull out the win, a mere two seconds ahead of Attwood. The rest of the season, Attwood struggled with the car and was replaced by Pedro Rodriguez when his contract ended.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1968 BRM P133 (Belgian GP, 1968): At the beginning of the 1968 season, while the Owen Organization's BRM team ran the P126, the team was working to finish their new car, the P133. Continuing to use the BRM 3.0L V12, the engine in the P133 featured a four-valve head and power output had been increased to 452 bhp. This made the car more competitive from a performance standpoint, but BRM struggled some with aerodynamics. Choosing in an age of wing cars, to only employ dive planes on the nose cone for extra downforce. Pedro Rodriguez drove the car in the second and third races of the season, but crashed both times. At the next race at Spa for the Belgian GP, Rodriguez qualifying 8th and drove hard to finish in 2nd place. It would be the best showing for the P133. Rodriguez did not usually qualify well and would have to work his way towards the front. When the car and driver were both "on", Rodriguez managed two third and one fourth place finish in the 1968 season, in addition to the podium at Spa. At the end of the season, he was released to drive for Reg Parnell Racing in 1969 in their private BRM entries, before moving to Ferrari.
Model by SPARK 1/43

1968 LDS-Repco Mk3B: Team Gunston was owned by South African John Love and from 1962-1975 he entered cars in the S. Africa GP round of the Worlds Championship. In 1968, he entered a LDS Mk3 for himself and for Sam Tingle. Love finished 9th and Tingle in this car retired due to overheating. The LDS cars were built for the S. African Formula One Championship by Louis Douglas Serrurier. The Mk3B was based on the Brabham BT11 and was powered by the 3.0L aluminum block Repco V8. Love won the S. African F1 Championship series six times.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1968 McLaren M7A: Denny Hulme won the 1968 Italian GP at Monza driving this M7A, in what was an exciting race with Hulme holding on to victory. 1968 saw the first win in Formula One for McLaren Motor Racing . McLaren finished second in the Constructors Championship and Hulme third in the Drivers Championship in the 1968 season. The M7A was powered by a 3.0L Cosworth DFV V8 engine after Lotus lost its exclusive righ to use the engine.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1969 Lotus 49B: The death of Jim Clark in 1968 left a hole in the Lotus team. For a time Jackie Oliver occupied the second car behind Hill. He finished 5th in this car at the Belgium GP. Jochen Rindt finished the season with a win in his first drive for Lotus at the United States GP. He would go on to win the Drivers title in 1970, regrettably, posthumously. Tough times in F1.
Model by QUARTZO 1/43
1969 Brabham BT26A: Jacky Ickx joined Brabham full-time for the 1969 F1 season to replace Jochen Rindt who moved to Lotus. As a result of his connection with Gulf through John Wyer's team and in a move to keep Ickx from re-joining Ferrari, Gulf provided Ickx sponsorship at Brabham. Teamed with Jack Brabham, Ickx struggled with the Ron Tauranac designed, Ford-Cosworth powered DFV BT26 in the first part of the season. After Brabham was injured in a testing accident, Ickx started to improve in the second half of the '69 season, taking a win in the German GP; where he also set fastest race lap and set the pole position. He also won Canadian GP and had three other podium finishes to be runner up in the Drivers Championship to Jackie Stewart and Brabham finished 2nd in the Constructor's Championship. This is the BT26A as it was raced in the German GP victory by Ickx in 1969.
Model by F! COLLECTION 1/43

1969 McLaren M7B: Antique Automobiles Racing Team, was a small F1 team run by Colin Crabbe, a British dealer in historic racing cars. He entered an older McLaren M7B for Vic Elford to drive in four races in 1969. Elford's best finish was a 5th place at the French GP in this car. He crashed the car during the German GP at the Nurburgring and the chassis was written off. The M7B was an experimental chassis for McLaren, utilizing low-slung pannier fuel tanks, which Eoin Young of McLaren indicated later was to accommodate a four-wheel drive system McLaren was considering. Elford was let go after Germany and Crabbe took the Cosworth DFV engine from the McLaren and put it in a March 701 chassis for a young Ronnie Peterson for the 1970 season.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1969 Olsonite-Eagle Mk7: At the 53rd running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1969, Dan Gurney would repeat his second place performance of the year before. He qualified his car 4th on the grid, but was never able to catch race leader Mario Andretti. The 1969 edition of the Indy 500 was the first year that no front engined cars qualified. AJ Foyt set pole and was favored to win his 4th Indy, but mechanical problems kept him out of the running. The Olsonite-Eagle was an all new Tony Southgate wedge shape design, powered by a stock block 5.2L Gurney-Weslake tuned Ford V8 engine. This car had a long, successful racing career with AAR, sold to Shelby in 1971 for Danny Ongais and Jerry Grant to run at Indy but the car failed to qualify.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1969 Brawner Hawk MkIII (Indianapolis 500 Winner): Clint Brawner who has campainged a car at Indy every year since 1953, finally took the win in 1969 with Mario Andretti behind the wheel of the Brawner Hawk MkIII. The fiurst Hawk was built in 1965 and was the first rear engine design for Brawner and that car took Mario to 3rd place and Rookie of the Year honors. In 1968, Andretti took Indy pole position in the Hawk MkII, but Brawner lost his sponsor and sold the team to Andy Granatelli in 1969. Andretti and Granatelli were originally going to run a Lotus at Indy, but Lotus unreliability and an Andretti crash pushed the Hawk into service. Andretti led 116 of the 200 laps in the rugged and reliable Ford DOHC turbo powered car.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1969 Matra MS10 WORLD CHAMPION & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION: The MS10 was Matra's first purpose built F1 chassis and was introduced in the 1968 F1 season. Matra intended to run their V12 engine in the MS10, however Ken Tyrrell, who had successfully run their F2 program opted for the Cosworth DFV V8 engine. Matra designed the car's chassis to accept that engine. Tyrrell ran his F1 team with the MS10 under the Matra International banner, while Matra ran the V12 powered MS11 under Matra Sports (with very little success). Jackie Stewart and Jean-Pierre Beltoise drove the MS10 in the 1968 F1 season for Tyrrell, with Stewart winning three races and finishing 2nd in the Drivers Championship and Matra second in the Constructors Championship. At the S. African GP in 1969, Stewart won in this car sporting dual wings as teams experimented with downforce. It was the final race for the MS10 and the beginning of a Championship season for both Stewart and Matra, with the MS80 used the rest of the season.
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1969 Matra MS80 WORLD CHAMPION & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION: Jackie Stewart drove to victory at the 1969 Italian GP in this MS80. It was the 6th and final win of his World Champion Drivers Championship season. Matra, which had decided to withdraw its factory F1 team and partner with Ken Tyrrell for management and development. It was the only time a constructor won in Formula One without fielding a works team.
Model by SPARK 1/18
1969 Matra MS80 WORLD CHAMPION & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION: The Matra MS80 powered by the Ford Cosworth DFV (3.0L, estimated at around 420 bhp) that took Jackie Stewart to the Formula One World Championship title in 1969. Stewart drove this car to victory at the Dutch GP. Only two MS80's were assembled in 1969, a third monocoque was built but remained un-assembled. Francois Cevert would join Tyrrell full-time in 1970 and soon prove to be Stewart's equal.
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1969 Matra MS80 WORLD CHAMPION & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION: Jackie Stewart had won four of the first five races of the 1969 F1 season. He was favored to win the British GP at Silverstone, until he had a heavy crash in Saturday practice. He took over team mate Beltoise's car for the race and was second on the grid. He had a race-long head to tail battle with Jochen Rindt in the Lotus 49B, until Rindt had to pit for loose end plates on his cars wings and fuel towards the end of the race. Stewart went on to win with Jacky Ickx driving for Brabham in second and Bruce McLaren driving a McLaren in 3rd. For the British GP, the MS80 was run without any rear wings (high or low) for extra downforce.
Model by RPA 1/43
1969 Matra MS80 (CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION):: Jean-Piere Beltoise was recruited by Ken Tyrrell to drive as team mate to Jackie Stewart fot Matra International in the 1969 F1 season. Beltoise posted three podium finishes that year, his best finish 2nd place at the French GP. This car was raced at the Spanish GP in 1969, which was the second race of the season and the cars still sported tall rear wings. Beltoise finished 3rd.
Model by QUARTZO 1/43

1969 McLaren M7C (Canadian GP 1969): While Jackie Stewart and Matra dominated the 1969 F1 season, McLaren struggled to find its form. Using the M7A from 1968 as a basis, McLaren built a new variation, the M7C, using a full “up and over” monocoque chassis identical to the M10A F5000 cars. One car was built and was used by Bruce McLaren during the 1969 season. Despite no wins, McLaren finished 3rd in the Drivers Championship behind Stewart and Ickx and McLaren finished 4th in the Constructors Championship. Using a variety of wing configurations during the season, this is the car in its Canadian GP livery of 1969, with McLaren qualifying 9th, finished 5th and in the points. It would be his last F1 race for 1969, blowing the 3.0 Cosworth-Ford engine at practice for the USGP.
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1969 McLaren M7C (Canadian GP 1969):
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1968-69 McLaren M7A, M7B, M7C :
1968-69 BRM P138 (Spanish GP 1969): BRM continued to struggle with its new 3.0L V12 engine, but even the new P138 chassis could not overcome the engine's unreliability. The Len Terry designed P138 made its debut at the end of the 1968 season, retiring in the last two races due to engine failure. The P138 was used at the beginning of the 1969 until the full monocoque chassis P139 was ready. The V12 had now been coaxed to produce 465 bhp, and the P138 showed some promise in early non-championship events. John Surtees had been enlisted to drive for BRM in 1969, alongside Jackie Oliver. Surtees struggled with the car during the first four races, his best finish being in Spain in this high-wing configuration. He would finish 9th at Spa, but failed to complete the other two races in the P138. Unfortunately, the P139 was no better and Surtees left BRM at the end of an unhappy season in 1969, to form his own team and build his own car.
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