Your prettiest F1 cars of all time
Seems you lot rather like old F1 cars, so here are your favourites
Posted: 10 Feb 2014
If anyone has any doubt as to the veracity of the old aphorism "if it looks good..." let Gordon Murray and Steve Nichols set you straight. The McLaren-Honda MP4/4 is the most successful racing car yet across a single season. But for a stand-in driver with a rusty manner with his mirrors (and a somewhat impatient Ayrton Senna), the MP4/4 would have won every single race in 1988.
Yet it was never boring (you listening Mr Horner?) as McLaren crewed the car with the two best drivers of the time, Alain Prost and new-to-the-team Senna. Murray picked up where he left off with the lie-flat Brabham-BMW and sat the Honda V6 turbo (also new-to-the-team) low in the chassis, its drivers more prone than they'd ever been.
The rest was history: 15 wins, 15 poles and only four retirements in 32 starts. And Senna's share were both accidents, the mistake at Monza which cost the clean sweep and out of the lead at Monaco.