Your prettiest F1 cars of all time
Seems you lot rather like old F1 cars, so here are your favourites
Posted: 10 Feb 2014
Brabham BMW BT52
Another car from the extraordinary mind of Gordon Murray, the Brabham BT52 was the first turbocharged F1 car to win the world championship for a driver, Nelson Piquet. "Ground effects" had been banned, so Murray saw no reason to continue with long and broad sidepods, which meant the radiators were packaged as close to the compact four cylinder BMW engine as possible. The Brabham-BMW team had surprised everyone the year before by starting its car light and refueling in the middle of the race.
The BT52 was designed with a small tank that meant it had to be refueled. This tight frontal packaged allowed clean airflow to the rear and the car had an extremely large rear wing. Not always reliable, it was however a joy to drive and once a trick fuel blend had been perfected, Piquet scored his second world title and the first for a turbocharged car.