Posts Tagged: Formula One

Brabham BMW BT52 (1983)
By June 30, 2015 Read More →

Brabham BMW BT52 (1983)

In 1983 Nelson Piquet became the first driver in the history of Formula One to win the world championship title in a racing car powered by a turbo engine: the Brabham BMW BT52. The engine that imbued the Brabham BMW BT52 with its legendary status was developed by BMW Motorsport GmbH under the guidance of its then Technical Director, Paul Rosche.

Sebastian Vettel is Infiniti’s Global Brand Ambassador
By May 27, 2011 Read More →

Sebastian Vettel is Infiniti’s Global Brand Ambassador

Infiniti has signed Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel as its first ever Global Brand Ambassador. The collaboration with Sebastian Vettel comes two months after Infiniti announced a major partnership with the Red Bull Racing team. The 23 year-old F1 star will be taking an active role in raising the profile of the Infiniti brand […]

Ferguson P99 – the first 4WD Formula One car
By May 25, 2011 Read More →

Ferguson P99 – the first 4WD Formula One car

Designer Claude Hill and racers Fred Dixon and Tony Rolt teamed up with Harry Ferguson to create the world’s first four wheel drive Formula car. Ferguson had always loved motorsport and was keen to promote the transmission systems of his company. Work began on the P99 project in 1960. Claude Hill designed the car to have a 50-50 torque distribution front to rear and it car was built to have an even weight distribution over both axles. P99 was front-engined and was fitted with 1.5-litre Climax 4 cylinder engine, mounted at a slant to make room for the front driveshaft. In addition the driving position was moved slightly off-centre to accommodate the gearbox and rear driveshaft to the driver’s left hand side.