Formula 1 & INDY Cars 1980 - Present

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.
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1980 Williams FW07B (WORLD CHAMPION) & (CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION): Williams became the top dog in F1 during the 1980 season! Alan Jones won the World Drivers Championship and Williams the Constructors Championship in 1980, due to the success of the FW07B chassis. Of course the skill of its two drivers, Jones and Ruetemann had a lot to do with it too! Jones won five races during the season, beating Nelson Piquet and Brabham for the Championship in this car.
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1980 Renualt RE20 Turbo: Powered by a 1.5L turbocharged Renault Gordini V6 producing 520 bhp, the RE20 was able to out power its 3.0L Ford-Cosworth F1 rivals. The French team employed French drivers Jean-Pierre Jabouille and René Arnoux,with Arnoux winning two races and Jabouille one in the first full F1 season for Renault in this car. René Arnoux was the fastest of the two drivers and set race pole position 3 times and fastest race lap 4 times during the season, but reliability problems resulted in several DNF's.,
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1981 Brabham BT49C (WORLD CHAMPION): Nelson Piquet won his first Formula One World Drivers Championship in 1981 driving for Brabham, who narrowly lost the Constructors Championship to Williams that season. Piquet finished one point ahead of defending champion, Alan Jones. The BT49 featured carbon fibre composite panels, which was a first for a racing car and added much needed strength to the chassis, with the 49C having even more carbon fiber for weight reduction.
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1981 Williams FW07C (CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION): Carlos Ruetemann teamed with Alan Jones again in 1981, won the Constructors Championship for Williams, but Jones could not repeat his Drivers title despite two wins. Instead Ruetemann fought Nelson Piquet for the Championship in this car, losing by a single point despite winning two races and having seven podiums. Jones finished third in the Drivers Championship, winning the final race of the season & his F1 career in the FW07C.
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1981 Alfa Romeo 179C F1: Alfa Romeo made a return to F1 as a constructor with the 177 in 1979. A newly designed 525 bhp 3.0L V12 engine debuted after 3 races and became the 179, which continued through the 1981 season. The 179 suffered from poor reliability and a rarely matched the speed of its competition. Bruno Giacomelli put this car on pole at the '80 USGP at Watkins Glen and placed 3rd at the '81 Caesars Palace Grand Prix.
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1981 F126CK: The 126CK was Ferrari's first attempt at a a turbo-charged F1 car. It was designed by Mauro Forghieri and Harvey Postlethwaite to replace the 312T chassis. Gilles Villeneuve preferred it suffered through early problems with the turbo engine but he did score back to back victories in Monaco and Spain, but reliability issue resulted in several retirements during the season. This is the Monaco winner of Villenuve's, where he showed his skill by winning with an ill-handling car.
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1982 Ferrari F126 C2: Raced in the 1982 season, Ferrari fielded two F126 C2's for Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi. In the San Marino GP, against team orders, Pironi passed Villenuve for 1st place and denied Villeneuve a win in this car before his tragic death at the next race in Belgium. Powered by a 1.5L V-6 with two turbochargers, horsepower was quoted at 540, 25 more than Ferrari’s most-powerful flat-12.
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1983 Ferrari F126C2/B: Patrick Tambay and René Arnoux each set pole position four times during the 1983 F1 season, with Arnoux winning three races and Tambay one. Their twelve podium finishes handed Ferrari the Constructors Championship for the second consecutive season. The 126C2/B was a continuation of the successful 126C2, Mandatory flat bottoms to reduce ground effects where overcome by increasing engine boost to produce as much as 800 bhp during qualifying. It was the fastest F1 car in 1983, but unreliability cost the two drivers a shot at the championship.
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1979-82 Chaparral 2K Indianapolis 500, 1980 Winner: After the ban of his 2J, Jim Hall returned to racing in 1974, winning three Can-Am titles with a F5000 Lola chassis and in 1978 he turned to Indy, again with a Lola chassis and claimed victory with Al Unser. In 1979, Chaparral debuted an all-new car, the 2K. Driven by Unser, the 700 bhp, turbo-charged 2.65L Cosworth V8 powered car used highly advanced ground effects. The car failed to finish Indy, but showed potential through the 1979 season. For 1980, Johnny Rutherford was brought on to drive for the season. His Indy win and dominance of the 1980 CART season is a tribute to the genius of Jim Hall!
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1982 Williams FW08 (WORLD CHAMPION, 1983): Keke Rosberg won the Drivers World Championship in 1982 driving for the TAG Williams Team, despite winning only one race (Swiss GP). 1982 saw eleven drivers winning races, with none more than two. Williams second car was driven by Derek Daly most of the season, with both Carlos Reutemann and Mario Andretti driving early races in the season. Powered by the 3.0L Cosworth V8, the FW08 proved reliable in Rosberg's hands finishing on podium six times, although Daly's ianbaility to finsh races cost Williams another constructors championship.
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1983 Brabham-BMW BT52B (WORLD CHAMPION, 1983): The BT52 was developed for the 1983 season, the first season when ground effects were banned and refueling stops were reintroduced. Powered by a 1.5L turbo-charged four cyl. BMW engine. The engine produced 850 bhp in qualifying trim and 640 bhp I race trim. Drivers in 1983 were Nelson Piquet and Riccardo Patrese. Piquet would win his second World Drivers Championship with four wins on the season, one pole and four fastest laps as well as consistent podium finishes. Brabham finished third in the Constructors Championship.
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1985 Lotus 97T (Portugal GP, 1985 - WINNER): For the 1985 F1 season, Nigel Mansell left the team and they signed rising star Aryton Senna to team with Elio De Angelis. The 97T with its 1.5L turbocharged Renault engine pumping out 800bhp, it proved to be one of the bast cars on the F1 grid that season when it came to power, handling and braking. Senna set pole position seven times over the season. However, the Renault engine was not reliable and it caused him many retirements, often when leading the race. He did manage two wins at Portugal and the Belgian GP. De Angelis contributed another win, putting Lotus 4th in the Constructors Championship.
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1980 McLaren M29: McLaren's struggles continued in the 1980 F1 season, despite the talent of John Watson and Alain Prost driving the red and white cars. The best Watson could do was 4th place finishes at the US West and Canadian GP's. Most races, the Ford-Cosworth DFV cars failed to finish. The struggles led to the merger with Ron Dennis'Project Four team and happier days were ahead with the carbon fiber chassis and the advent of the McLaren MP4 in 1981.
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1983 McLaren MP4/1C: 1981 saw the merger of McLaren with Ron Dennis' Project 4 F2 Team. The MP4 was the first result of that merger and MP4 is short for Marlboro Project 4. John Barnard's design revolutionized F1 car design with the entire monocoque chassis being made from carbon fibre, giving it increased rigidity and driver protection. Variations of the MP4 were used from 1981, through part of the 1983 F1 seasons; powered by the 3.0L Ford-Cosworth DFV V8 engine. Niki Lauda joined John Watson on the McLaren Team in 1982, with both winning two races in the MP4B and Watson almost winning the Drivers Championship. The pair started off the 1983 season well finishing the USGP West 1-2, with Watson winning in this car. A feat made more memorable because Watson started in 22nd position and Lauda in 23rd, the farthest back any driver has started and won a F1 race. By 1983 however, the DFV could not keep pace with the newer turbo powered cars and in 1984, McLaren introduced the TAG-turbo powered MP4/2.
1983-94 Arrows A6 (Formula One, 1983): Arrows was a good contender in the F1 ranks, formed in 1977 by Franco Ambrosio, Alan Rees, Jackie Oliver, Dave Wass and Tony Southgate, their initials forming the name. Despite this talent, they were always a low budget team that could never quite turn the corner of success. The team lasted under different owners (including Tom Walkinshaw - TWR) until 2002. Introduced in 1983, the A6 was a normally aspirated Cosworth DFV engine which gave 530 BHP. It had an aluminum honeycomb monocoque chassis because the team could not afford carbon fiber, six were built. Arrows had signed a contract for turbo power late and would not get a BMW Turbo engine until 1984, the A6 being pressed into service through half of the 84 season. Swiss Marc Surer drove for Arrows in 1983 and 84, scoring 4 points in 1983 and 1 point in 1984.
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1984 McLaren-TAG MP4/2 (WORLD CHAMPION) & (CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION): The quest for the Drivers Championship in F1 during the 1984 season, was a duel between McLaren's Alain Prost and Niki Lauda. Lauda won his third World Championship by only half a point! The pair would continue their in-team rivalty the following season. Using an all carbon fibre chassis, the MP4/2 was powered by a 1.5 Litre, V6 TAG-Porsche turbo engine, which produced 750 bhp in race and 800 bhp in qualifying trim. A combination that propelled McLaren to Fi domination.
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1984 McLaren TAG MP4/2 (WORLD CHAMPION) & (CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION): Niki Lauda and his Championship winning car. Lauda would win 5 F1 races in the 1984 season to Prost's 7, but Lauda took 4 second places finishes to one for Prost. Just enough of a point margin to seal the Championship for Lauda. The MP4/2 was one of the first F1 cars to use carbon brakes, which gave it an edge on more powerful rivals. For 1985, Prost got the better of his teammate to win his first Championship, with Lauda retiring at the end of the season.
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1986 McLaren-TAG MP4/2C (WORLD CHAMPION) & (CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION): Alain Prost battled team mate Niki Lauda for the drivers title in 1984 with Lauda winning his third championship. The evenly matched pair resumed their domination of F1 in 1985, with Prost winning his first drivers title and McLaren won the constructors title both years. For 1986, MP4/2C was virtually unchanged from the prior years chassis the MP4/2B and was powered by the 1.5L TAG-Porsche V6 turbo-charged engine which now produced a whopping 960 bhp in qualifying trim.
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1986 March 86C (1986 INDY 500 WINNER) & (CART CHAMPION): Driving for Truesports Racing, Bobby Rahal won his first and only Indy 500 in 1986 in this car, in a year that he would go on to win the CART PPG Indy Car World Series Drivers Championship. A dominating year in the Budweiser sponsored March 86C, with six wins, including Indianapolis. Rain delayed the usual Sunday running of the 70th Indy 500 until the following Saturday. Rahal sat on the outside of the second row, with Rick Mears on pole. On Lap 13, Rahal took the lead, only to hand it to Kevin Cogan as Rahal got caught in slower traffic.
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1986 March 86C (1986 INDY 500 WINNER) & (CART CHAMPION): Rahal was in second place when an accident on Lap 194 brought out a yellow flag and bunched the leaders up together for the restart. Rahal got a jump on leader Cogan and re-took the lead on the frontstretch as the white flag came out. He was able to hold on to the lead to finish the race with a lead of 1.4 seconds and set a new lap record of 209.152 MPH (336.6 KPH). It was also the first time that a driver had finished the Indy 500 in less than three hours. Rahal went on to add five more wins during the season to win the CART Championship, which he won again in 1987 and in 1992,
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1989 Penske PC18 (1989 INDY 500 WINNER) & (CART CHAMPION): Patrick Racing, in partnership with Chip Ganassi, bought two PC18 chassis from Penske for the 1989 CART season and driver Emerson Fittipaldi; in a deal that would see Penske assume the Marlboro sponsorship and the services of Fittipaldi in 1990. At the end of the 1989 season, Ganassi went on to form his own team and Patrick started their Alfa Romeo Indy Car project. For 1989 however, Patrick and Fittipaldi had great success with their PC18 winning both the Indy 500 and the CART Championship.
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1989 Penske PC18 (1989 INDY 500 WINNER) & (CART CHAMPION): Emmo won Indy in 1989 in this car (Ch. 002), qualifying third alongside Al Unser, Sr. and Rick Mears (pole) on the front row, also in PC18's. Fittipaldi jumped to the front from the start and started to build a sizeable lead in the 2.7L turb0 Chevy-Ilmor V8 Powered car (800 hp) and dominated the race for the first 400 miles. Despite pit stop dramatics 20 laps from the end, Emmo regained the lead on lap 185 after a restart and battled with Unser until two laps from the finish when both cars touched wheels and Unser spun into the wall. Fittipaldi would go on to win four more races and two 2nds in this car, beside the win at Indy.
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1990's INDY Cars:

1990 March - Alfa Romeo 90CA (Indy 500 - 1990): In 1988, Alfa Romeo saw the CART PPG Indy Car World Series as a means to put their brand and name in front of millions of potential customers for their new 164 and Milano (75) cars in North America. Deciding that development of their own chassis and engine would be too costly and take too long, Alfa used a March chassis designed by John Baldwin, coupled with the Alfa 1.5L turbo V8t engine producing 680 hp. Introduced to Indy car racing in 1989, the team was originally managed by Caples Racing, but management was changed to Patrick Racing (managed by Chip Ganassi) for 1990 with the new 90CA chassis. Roberto Guerrero was hired to drive for both Caples and Patrick, with Al Unser, Sr. to drive a second car at Indy in 1990 and other select CART events. At Indy in 1990, Guerrero crashed in practice and then used the back-up car to qualify near the end of the field in 28th position. This is the back-up chassis (90CA-003) in its Indy race livery. His race came to a halt on lap 118 with suspension failure. Teammate Unser in the other Alfa just managed to qualify in 30th position and finished the race in 13th. Unser broke his leg at Michigan and did not race the Alfa again. Patrick dropped the March chassis in favor of a Lola chassis in mid-1990, with Alfa Romeo staying in Indy racing until the end of the 1991 season.
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1990 Lola T-9000 Cosworth (Indy 500 - 1990): Duane 'Pancho' Carter, Jr. was one of those drivers who was poised on the edge of fame, but who always contained the greatness. He had won both the USAC Midget and Sprint car Championships before a serious accident left him partially disabled in one leg. He carried on however and in Indianapolis he shown brightest. He was Rookie of the Year in 1974, finished 3rd in 1982 and set pole in 1985. Luck never quite helped his talent. In this car in 1990, after starting 22nd in the Leader Card Lola, on Lap 63 a CV joint broke and he hit the wall in Turn 4, finishing 29th. The T-9000 was powered by the turbocharged 3.0L Cosworth DFX engine, which produced 800 bhp. I saw Carter, a favorite of mine for his determination and pluck, finish 15th at Portland in this car in 1990, his last season in Indycar.
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1990 Lola - Judd T89/00 (Indy 500 - 1990): Truesports racing won back to back CART Championships in 1986 and 1987, including a win at Indy in 1986 with Bobby Rahal. By 1990 the team was beginning to fade despite excellent sponsorship, partially because they relied too long on Judd engines, which were reliable but down on power; and the loss of Rahal as the team's primary driver. In the prior year, Scott Pruett won Rookie of the Year honors driving for Truesports, but was seriously injured in 1990 pre-season testing. The team employed Brazilian Raul Boesel, former F1 driver and driver for Jaguar in the World Sportscar Championship. At Indy in 1990 with a year old Lola T89/00 chassis and the 2.6L Judd V8 (750 hp), Boesel struggled to qualify in 17th place, but dropped out after 60 laps with a blown engine. The best the talented Boesel could do in the 1990 CART PPG Indy Car World Series was a pair of 6th place finishes. With Budweiser sponsorship gone, by 1993 the team was dissolved and absorbed into Rahal Letterman Racing.
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1990 Lola T90/00 (INDY 500 - 1990 WINNER): Arie Luyendyk drove the Doug Shierson Racing Lola to Victory Lane at the 1990 Indy 500. It was the first of two Indy 500 wins for the Dutchman, who also took Rookie of the Year honors at Indy in 1985 (Champ Car too!). Staring on the outside of the front row in what was to become known as the "Fastest Indy", Luyendyk completed the 500 miles at an average speed of 185.981 mph. That record stood for 23 years until 2013. He faced a five-way race long battle between Emerson Fittipaldi, Bobby Rahal, Al Unser, Jr., and Rick Mears. Blistering tires due to the heat and pace the race was being run at began to take its toll on the cars in front, with Luyendyk moving up to take the lead on lap 171. On lap 173, Luyendyk made his final pit stop and came out ahead of Rahal to take the lead for the remainder of the race. Unfortunately, it was the swan song for Shierson Racing. Dominoes Pizza dropped their sponsorship after the company's 30 minutes or its free delivery policy, which resulted in multiple lawsuits and negative publicity over accidents caused by delivery drivers trying to beat the time limit. Dominoes felt sponsoring an Indy car was probably not helping their image and left racing, leaving Shierson without a major sponsor. The car was powered by a 2.6L turbo-charged Chevy-Ilmor 265-A V8, which produced 720 hp.
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1990 Lola-Chevrolet T90/00 (CART Portland, 1990): Former F1 World Champion Mario Andretti joined the PPG Indy Car World Championship (CART) in 1983, driving for Newman/Haas Racing. Already established in NASCAR, Champ Car and Sportscar racing as a champion, Andretti brought his driving talent to CART. He won the CART Championship for Newman/Haas in 1984 and drove for them each year until his retirement from CART in 1994, never placing less than 10th in the drivers championship. In 1990, he fought a race long battle with his son Michael at Portland in the Lola T90/00, taking a close second to him on Father's Day.
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1990 Lola-Chevrolet T90/00 (CART Portland, 1990 - WINNER): Michael Andretti joined Newman/Haas Racing in 1989 where he joined his father Mario as teammate and established himself as one of CART's top drivers, winning the Championship in 1991. He entered CART in 1983 before a short journey to F! in 1993, before rejoining CART in 1994 and retired in 2007. While at Newman/Haas at the GI Joe's/Budweiser 200 on Father's Day in 1990, Michael had an epic battle with his father for the race lead. At the end, Michael won (Ciao, Papa!) in this Lola T90/00 and extracted a sense of revenge for his second place finish to his father at the Portland race in 1986.
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1993 Lola-Chevrolet T93/07 (CART Vancouver, 1993 - WINNER): Al Unser, Jr. raced this car to victory at Vancouver in 1993, his only CART win of the year. Coming off his Indy win the year before with Gales/Kraco Racing, even with the same 2.65L V8 Ilmor-Chevrolet engine, the team did not have the same success as they did the year before with their own chassis. It was Unser's last season with Galles before moving to Penske and another Indy win in 1994.
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1993 Lola-Chevrolet T93/07 (CART Vancouver, 1993 - WINNER): Unser had a successful racing career after his debut in CART in 1982, which was the same year he won the Can Am Championship. On top of his two Indy 500 wins, he won the CART Championship in 1990 & 1994. His Indy win in 1992 over Scott Goodyear by 0.043 seconds remains the closest finish in Indy history.
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The 3.5L Cars:

1991 Benneton Ford B191: The B191 was not known for its success on the track, although three-time World Champion Nelson Piquet did take it to one victoryat Canada during the 1991 F1 season, it was for the introduction of Michael Schumacher; himself destined to become a future World Champion. Benneton started the seaon with Piquet and Roberto Moreno as team drivers, hoping to build on the success of the prior season. Moreno was replaced part way through the season to make room on the team for Schumacher, who at the time was under contract to Jordan. His best finish that season was two 5th place finishes, but it was the springboard to a five-time Championship career, the first with Benneton in 1994. The B191 was powered by the Ford Cosworth HBA5 V8 engine of 3.5L
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1992 Williams FW14B (WORLD CHAMPION) & (CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION): The Adrian Newey designed FW14B was won of the most dominant and technologically advanced F1 cars in the early 90's. Powered by a Renault 3.5L V10 engine which produced 800bhp, the Williams had about a 30 hp advantage on its competition. It is considered one of the best F1 cars of all time. Nigel Mansell was paired with team mate Ricardo Patrese and won nine of the sixteen races that season, with Patrese often a close second. Mansell won the 1992 F1 World Drivers Championship. He left Williams at the end of the season, not wanting to be replaced or be the team mate of Alain Prost. There was also some talk of him losing his seat to Aryton Senna. Instead, Mansell left F1 for the Indycar series, where he again dominated the competition.
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1993 Lola T9300: Nigel Mansell left F1 at the end of the 1992 season and joined Newman/Haas Racing in the CART IndyCar series, where he was teamed with Mario Andretti. As a CART "rookie". Mansell won five races and was on the podium ten times, winning both Rookie of the Year and the Indycar Drivers Championship. He is the onbly driver to be both IndyCar and F1 champion at the same time. The Lola used a Ford-Cosworth XB engine, a 3.5L, V8 engine. Mansell finished 3rd at the Indianapolis 500 after leading part of the race. He won Rookie of the Year honors at Indy too!
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1993 McLaren MP4/8: Honda withdrew from racing. so for '93, McLaren were forced to use Ford-Cosworth V8's. As a customer team, McLaren got an engine that was two specifications behind that of Ford's factory team, Benetton, but despite being down on power to the competition, Aryton Senna won five F1 races in this car and finished 2nd in the World Championship to arch-rival Prost.
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1993 Lotus 107B: The 107B was developed for the 1993 season by Team Lotus, an evolution of the actve suspension 107 used the prior season.. Regular drivers Johnny Herbert and Alex Zanardi struggled with the reliability of the car, even though Herbert had said he liked the car very much, it was sublime to drive and responsive to set up changes. The best finish the team would have in 1993 was three fourth place finishes by Herbert and a sixth place finish by Zanardi at Brazil in this car. The rest of the season was marked with back of grid finishes and retirements in the Ford-Cosworth 3.5L HBD6 engine powered car throughout the season. Financial difficulties at Lotus meant there was a lack of funds for proper development of the car. Zanardi and Herbert were well matched in the team, however a crash at practice for the Belgian GP would leave Zanardi with a concussion and on the sidelines for the remainder of the season.
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1994 Ferrari 412T1B: The 412T cars were used by Ferrari in the 1994 & 95 F1 seasons. The car was powered by a 3.5L V12 engine, with a transverse gearbox for better rear-end weight distribution. This car put Ferrari back on the right track in F1. Gerhard Berger and Jean Alesi were the team drivers in both '94 and '95. Alesi drove this car to a second place finish at the British GP in 1994. He and Berger would be replaced in 1996 by a duo named Schumacher and Irvine.
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1994 Reynard Ford 941: This is the Reynard Ford that ex-F1 racer Mauricio Gugelmin drove for Chip Ganassi and finished 10th in the 1994 CART series. The next year he moved to PacWest Racing which was owned by Bruce McCaw up the road in Seattle. The team would have a breakout year in 1997, with Mauricio winning the Vancouver GP and finishing 4th in the series title race.
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1994 Benetton-Ford B194 (WORLD CHAMPION): Michael Schumacher won his first of seven World Drivers Championship in 1994 driving this Ford-Cosworth V8 powered car. Schumacher was able to repeat as champion in 1995 for Benetton, although now with Renault power. He won seven F1 races in 1994 with this car. Benetton won the Constructor' Championship in 1994 & 1995.
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Williams-Renault F1 Transporter:
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1994 Williams FW15: Damon Hill's winning of the Spanish GP in 1994, was the team's first victory of the season and first since Senna's death. It was a very emotional win for Williams. For the rest of the season, Williams brought in test driver David Coulthard as Hill's new teammate. At the Spanish GP in this car, Hill took the team's first victory of the season, finishing by almost half a minute over Schumacher's Benetton. In fairness to Schumacher, struggled with gear box problems after having led the race from pole. Despite being stuck in fifth gear, he made a credible finish.
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1994 Williams FW16 (CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION): At the beginning of the 1994 F1 season, Damon Hill was the second driver to Aryton Senna at Williams in the new FW16. Powered by a Renault RS6 3.5L V10 engine, the car proved to be a handfull early in the season. Tragically, Senna was killed at the third race of the season at Italy. David Coulthard replaced Senna on the team and Hill assumed lead driver responsibility. The team won the Constructors Championship and Hill finished second to Michael Schumacher in the Drivers Championship in 1994 by one point, despite his six wins and five second place finishes..
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1994 Williams FW16B (CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION): After the death of Senna at San Moreno, F1 rule changes and improvements to the FW16 led to a car that was more aerodynamically stable and provided Damon Hill six wins and five second place finishes in 1994. Launched at the German GP and named the FW16B, the car had larger sidepod flow diverters than the FW16, along with a large opening behind the airbox. The Renault V10 produced 790 bhp, providing the power needed to make the car competitive. Hill fought Michael Schumacher for the 1994 title losing it in a crash between the two of them at Australia. Hill would follow his father and become F1 World Champion in 1996.
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Back to 3.0L:

1999 Stewart SF3: Powered by the Ford-Cosworth CR-1 3.0L V10, the SF3 was the final variation of Jackie Stewart's GP Cars. Rubens Barrichello put the car on the podium three times during the '99 season. Johnny Herbert won at Nürburgring with Barrichello 3rd. Stewart sold to Ford and the car was labled a Jaguar for the 2000 season. Herbert stayed, Rubens went to Ferrari.
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1999 Stewart SF3: Johnny Herbert was new to the Stewart team in 1999 coming from Sauber and his win in this car at the European Grand Prix in the rain at the Nurburgring was not only the highlight of the 1999 season, but the three years Stewart was in F1 as a team. Herbert and teammate Rubens Barricello provided Stewart enough points to place 4th in the Constructors Championship in 1999. Ford purchased Stewart Racing in 1999 and in mid-year, had announced their intention to rename the team Jaguar Racing beginning in 2000. The purpose for the name change was to promote Ford's premier luxury brand. At the end of the 1999 season, Barricello moved to Ferrari while Herbert stayed with Jaguar. Jackie Stewart was retained as a figurehead consultant, but the team was unable to continue the progress and success that Stewart had made in 1999, despite numerous personnel and leadership changes.
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1999 Ferrari F399 (CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION): Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine brought Ferrari the Constructors Championship in 1999. It was also Irvine's best season in F1 as he won four races, taking the Drivers' Championship to the last race in which he finished third. The F399 scored six wins for Ferrari and numerous podium finishes that season. It was powered by a 3.0 V10 engine and was nearly identical to its predecessor, the F300. This is Irvine's car from his last season at Ferrari.
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1999 Williams FW21: Ralf Schumacher was the principal driver for Williams in the 1999 season, teamed with Alex Zanardi. Schumacher was a consistent front-runner in the Supertec (Renault) FB01 V10 powered car, but Zanardi struggled all season. Zanardi was dropped at the end of the season for a young Jensen Button and Williams dropped the Supertec engine for a BMW unit the next season.
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2000's - New Milenium:

2000 Jaguar R1: Jaguar Racing was formed in 2000 after the purchase of Jackie Stewart's Grand Prix team. Launched to much excitement and anticipation, the team could not produce the results, though not for a lack of trying by its drivers. Eddie Irvine (1999 world championship runner up with Ferrari) was the lead team driver, and he scored the teams only two podium finishes.
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2000 Ferrari F1-2000: For the 2000 F1 season, Ferrari built a new car based on the F300 & F399, with a new wider block V-10 engine. Rubens Barrichello joined Michael Schumacher in the team and between them, won the second consecutive Constructors Championship for Ferrari. For Schumacher, he would win his third Drivers Championship in 2000 and Ferrari would have a World Champion driver for the first time in twenty-one years. Barrichello, while not Schumachers equal, was very fast. He won in Germany and achieved nine podium finishes in this car during the 2000 season; including three Ferrari 1-2 finishes.
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2001 Jaguar R2: Jaguar struggled to make the new Cosworth CR3 V10 engine competitive. Irvine scored nine points for the team during a season marked by internal turmoil and a lack of funds and experience to compete technically with the top teams in F1. Moments of brilliant promise, enough to keep the hopes of fans like me looking for the miracle that never came.
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2002 Ferrari F2002 (WORLD CHAMPION) & (CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION): One of the most successful F1 cars of all time, the F2002 won 16 or 20 races in the 2002-2003 seasons. Powered by a lighter, more compact and fuel efficient 3.0L V10 engine which had a very low centre of gravity, the F2002 had excellent handling. Michael Schumacher won the World Championship drivers title with team mate Ruebens Barrichello second in the points and Ferrari took home another Constructor's Championship for the prancing horse of Maranello.
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2002 Jaguar R3: Jaguar started the 2002 F1 season with hopes of building on the previous season. Eddie Irvine was again the team's principal driver, with Pedro de la Rosa in the second car. After an initial fourth in Australia, everything started to spiral downward due to poor reliability and a lack of horsepower. Some late season adjustments allowed Irvine to take 3rd place Monza.
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2003 Jaguar R4: The 2002 season was a disaster for the team, with both cars only finishing two races. Mark Webber joined the team for '03 and the team stabilized in the results, but usually finished outside the points. Ford was not happy that it was not getting a better return on its investment and began to shrink team resources even further. The end was near.
Model by SCX 1/32
2004 Ferrari F2004 (WORLD CHAMPION) & (CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION): Ferrari has had many great F1 champions through the years. None have rivaled the success of Michael Schumacher with his 7 titles and one of his greatest in the F2004. Extremely fast and amazingly reliable, the F2004 is considered the pinnacle of the modern V10-era Formula One car, winning 15 out of 18 races, and scoring 12 pole positions. The F2004 is the fiftieth car built by Ferrari to compete in the Formula 1 World Championship.
Model by SCALEXTRIC 1/32
2004 Williams FW26 F1: Designed for the 2004 Formula One season, by Patrick Head, Gavin Fisher and Antonia Terzi. It was driven by Ralf Schumacher and Juan-Pablo Montoya and proved to be one of the most attention grabing cars of the season. The FW26 was powered by a BMW 3.0 V10 engine, one of the most powerful in F1 at the time. The car did not live up to expectations, only taking one win and one pole during the season.
Model by SCALEXTRIC 1/32

2004 Jaguar R5: Mark Webber was able to qualify the car near the front and it showed great promise, but overall results had not significantly improved. To rise to the top of F1 in four years was an unrealistic expectation given the highly technical nature of F1 and level of competition. Regardless, Ford declined to invest more and brought the curtain down by selling both Cosworth and the F1 team at the end of '04 season.
Model by HOTWHEELS 1/18
2005 Ferrari F2005: The difference a season makes! After 6 straight seasons of Ferrari winning the constructors championship, and five straight drivers championships, the F2005 was not a successful car, and Ferrari scored their lowest result in the constructors since 1995. The general consensus was that it was due to the Bridgestone tires the team used, which were poor in comparison to the Michelin tires that were used by the majority of teams. The only win was at the USGP.
Model by HOT WHEELS 1/43
2007 Ferrari F2007 (CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION): Kimi Räikkönen brought the Constructors Championship back to Ferrari in 2007 and won his first World F1 Drivers Championship that season. Powered by a Ferrari 056 2.4L normally aspirated V8 producing 800 hp, its power is applied via a 7-speed transverse"Quick Shift" gearbox ". The F2007 replaced the Ferrari 248 F1 and Räikkönen joined the team after Michael Schumacher's retirement. Räikkönen had 12 podium finishes (six wins) during the season, while teammate Felipe Massa had 10 podiums (3 wins). At the Monaco Grand Prix, Ferrari changed the colour of their cars from Marlboro (light) red to a slightly darker and more metallic red for the rest of the season.
Model by ALTAYA/IXO 1/43

Ferrari 2010 F10: Fernando Alonso was the principal driver for Ferrari until 2013, finishing 2nd in the Drivers Championshipin 2010, 2012 and 2013. Ferrari was unable to overcome the Red Bull Team's superiority over F1 and the driving of Sebastian Vettel. Fpr 2010, Ferrari used the F10 chassis and Alonso calimed it the best F1 car he had driven. Alonso set two poles, had five fastest laps and five victories in 2010. Ferrari was second in the Constructors Championship
Model by HOT WHEELS 1/43
Ferrari One-Two Victory: This set celebrates the 80th F1 One-Two Victory for Ferrari on the 14th of March 2010 at the Bahrain Grand Prix with Fernando Alonso (1st) and Felipe Massa driving (2nd). It was a feat Ferrari would perform once more in the 2010 season with the same finish results at the German GP. As of the early part of the 2015 season, Ferrari has failed to produce another 1-2 finish in F1.
Model by HOT WHEELS 1/43
Ferrari 2010 F10: Felipe Massa joined Ferrari in 2006 after having been its principal test driver since 2003. He had five podium finishes in the F10 in 2010. He left Ferrari in 2014 for Williams, as the team could not reverse its downward slide from the 2010 campaign. The F10 was the 56th F1 car developed by Ferrari. The engine was designated F56, a 2.4L naturally aspirated V8 which produces 800 horsepower.
Model by HOT WHEELS 1/43

Red Bull RB9 (WORLD CHAMPION - 2013) & (CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION): Sebastian Vettel won his fourth consecutive World Championship in 2013, adding to the Championships won in 2010, 2011 & 2012. Vettel, in keeping with his tradition of naming his cars, named his RB9 "Hungry Heidi," after German model Heidi Klum. Powered by a Renault RS27-2013 2.4 L V8, the Red Bull team has dominated F1 the past three seasons. Vettel has won 11 races, setting 9 poles and 10 fastest laps during the 2013 season. 2014 was a terrible season for Seb at Red Bull. Ending his contract early, he moved to Ferrari in 2015. That move has allowed him to actively compete for his fith World Championship title.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43
Mercedes AMG W08 EQ Power+ (WORLD CHAMPION - 2017) & (CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION): Lewis Hamilton finished 3rd at the 2017 Mexican GP in this car, which gave Hamilton enough points to sew up his fourth World Championship and Mercedes AMG owned the Constructor's Championship as well. Hamilton and teammate Valtteri Bottas dominated F1 in 2017. Between them, they had 12 wins, 26 podiums, 15 poles and 9 fastest race laps. Hamilton contributed 9 of those wins and 11 poles. The Championship in 2017 added to the crowns won in 2008, 2014 & 2015 by the British driver. The W08 is powered by a 1.6L V6 turbocharged engine, which together with a kinetic energy recovery system give the car 1,000hp! Hamilton is certainly one of the best of his generation of drivers, if not one of the all-time bests.
Model by SPARK 1/43
Red Bull RB16B (WORLD CHAMPION - 2021): The 2021 F1 Drivers Championship came down to the last race of the season at Abu Dhabi, with Sir Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and Max Verstappen of Red Bull entering the last race with equal points. The season would end in a last race showdown between the seven-time World Champion and his main rival looking for his first championship title. Just as the season had already been controversial with accusations of overly aggressive driving and unfair advantages being leveled by the top two contenders at each other; the race finale would prove to be even more controversial. With Hamilton leading the race from the beginning, he looked certain to be headed to his record eighth championship, but fate had other plans.
Model by SPARK 1/43
Red Bull RB16B (WORLD CHAMPION - 2021): In what will probably always be regarded in the most controversial finish in F1 history, a late safety car setup a last lap showdown between the two drivers vying for the Championship. The Race Director allowed the lapped cars separating Hamilton and Verstappen to unlap themselves. With slower cars no longer separating the two, it would be a mad sprint to the end for the win. Verstappen on fresher tires was able to make a diving inside lunge to pass Hamilton and go on to take the win and his first World Drivers Champion title. While the win at Abu Dhabi will always cast some shadow of doubt, Verstappen won 10 races in 2021, setting 10 pole positions and set six fastest laps of the race during the course of the season.
Model by SPARK 1/43

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Ferrari, Seventy Years - 1000 F1 Races:

2020 SF1000 (Tuscan GP): Amidst the Covid 19 pandemic, the 2020 F1 season was a tough one and it was especially tough at Ferrari, with the best result from its two drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc three podiums between them, but no wins. The SF1000 was down on power from its predecessor the SF90. It would have been a great year for celebration, as it was Ferrari's 70th year in F1 and its 1000th Grand Prix. That came at the Tuscan GP, where the cars were painted burgundy in a nod to the first Ferrari race car, the 125S. This is Vettel's car from that race, where he could only manage 10th place and Leclerc 8th.
Model by BURAGO 1/43
2020 SF1000 (Tuscan GP): Following Ferrari's surge in power and straight line speed in the latter half of the 2019 F1 season, the FIA launched an investigation as to whether the fuel flow sensor was being by-passed. Although the conclusion was that Ferrari had not done anything illegal, the FIA mandated a second sensor for 2020. The Ferrari 1.6L V8 engine was immediately down on power (65 bhp) from the prior year with this change. In 2019 Ferrari had taken a number of pole positions, twenty podium finishes and three wins among its two drivers. Ferrari placed 2nd in the Constructors Championship. In 2020 as a result of its reduced engine power, Ferrari dropped to 10th in the Constructor's Championship.
Model by BURAGO 1/43
70 YEARS OF F1: Seventy continuous years of participating in F1 seasons is a remarkable achievement. While Ferrari has had its up and down years, there have been more good years than bad. Unfortunately the 1,000 F1 start and 70th anniversary year were not the best for Ferrari, but did highlight the incredible legacy of the Scuderia. Some of the sport's greatest names have been behind the wheel of a F1 Ferrari. Over the seven decades in F1, Ferrari scored 16 Constructor's Championships, 15 World Drivers Championships, 230 pole positions and 237 victories in F1. Here, an early 125 which Ferrari used from 1948-1950, sits next to the SF1000. Quite a history over the years between those cars!
Model by FDS & BURAGO 1/43

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