JUN 01st 2016

F1 retro 1966 – part 1: Wizards of Oz

Torque was cheap for Jack Brabham: a stock block costing £11 fitted with Daimler con-rods at £7 a throw.

The most pragmatic man in Formula 1 had no time – nor budget – for complexity for complexity’s sake. His engine for the launch of the 3-litre era in 1966 was a light, compact and frugal V8 that produced sufficient power in all the right areas.


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