Journal: VIDEO: The Legendary Lotus 49 That Won On Its First Day Out

VIDEO: The Legendary Lotus 49 That Won On Its First Day Out

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
October 15, 2015
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Brompty
Brompty

What a super film, and what a difference between then and now. With engines being filled with oil (with a rag around the filler to stop spillages), water poured in from what looks like a kettle, I was half expecting the gentleman in charge of fuel to be smoking as he filled the tank with the milk churn. In some respects it is sad how much this has changed in Formula 1 (in particular) which makes the races themselves inaccessible to the average person, but I am very glad about the changes in safety when you look at the demise… Read more »

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

…. and what a dominating force that ‘ Cosworth ‘ Ford DFV was to become in F1 racing down the road

[ funny how the video never refers to the motor by its proper name ]