Goodwood Revival 2016 Tributes
Tributes which took place every day of the Revival 2016.
Brabham Driver Tribute
The 2016 Goodwood Revival honoured the late Sir Jack Brabham, 50 years after he became the only driver in F1 history to claim the World Championship in a car bearing his own name. Brabham raced and tested at Goodwood extensively during his career, and developed a number of championship-winning cars at the Motor Circuit.
A huge gathering of single-seater, saloon and sports cars encompassing his career as a driver and team owner took part in a number of on-track demonstrations during the weekend. For an in-depth look at Jack Brabham and his relationship with Goodwood, read Doug Nye's recent column, while Paul Fearnley's tribute to the formation of the Brabham team offers further colour.
1966 Return to Power in Formula 1
The 1966 Formula 1 season saw the ‘Return to Power’, with the introduction of a new 3-litre formula. With double the engine capacity of the previous season, the door was open for a whole new avenue of speed and development.
The new regulations led to a variety of different approaches: Ferrari and Honda both built powerful but overweight V12s, while BRM mated two of its 1.5-litre V8s to create the extraordinary H16 – with 8 camshafts and 32 valves! In stark contrast was the simple Repco V8, with which Jack Brabham won the 1966 championship.
By mid-1967 the game-changing Cosworth DFV had been introduced in the Lotus 49, and the face of Formula 1 had been changed forever. A grid of ground breaking 3-litre F1 cars will take part in high speed demonstrations throughout the weekend.