Your prettiest F1 cars of all time
Seems you lot rather like old F1 cars, so here are your favourites
Posted: 10 Feb 2014
Best until last? Maybe so. Anyone lucky enough to have found themselves up-close to a Lotus 49 at Goodwood or somewhere will tell you of the car's overwhelming sense of engineering elegance. The car, like so many from the mind of Colin Chapman, would revolutionise Grand Prix racing. Not the first mid-engined, nor the first to use the engine as a fully stressed part of the structure, it was however the first to use an engine designed for that role, the Ford Cosworth ‘double four valve', the DFV.
Winning on its debut at the Dutch Grand Prix of 1967, the 49 would go on to take Graham Hill to his second world title in 1968, following the death of Clark in a F2 Lotus. The 49 would go on to pioneer aerodynamics in F1, remaining competitive until 1970 when Jochen Rindt would give the 49 its last win, at Monaco, en route to his posthumous world title.