Did you know that in the Persuaders, a brilliant series from the early 1970s, Brett Sinclair is also a Grand Prix driver? There is even the Sinclair Special featured in the episode “Someone Waiting” an episode about bribing people out of the race at Silverstone, which Brett Sinclair eventually would win. So which car was used for the episode because it is not the March 701 as you would assume.
Everyone deserves a second change. Why are you associating Alpine with this quote? Alpine is not unknown with the Formula One. In the late 1960s, the company actually build their own Formula 1 car the Alpine A350, sadly the team would not appear on the grid with their car. Eventually the car was destroyed. It is a good thing to see Alpine appearing in the Formula 1 next year. Even
Colin Chapman impressed the Formula one in many ways. With Team Lotus he debuted in 1958 with the Lotus 12 and the Lotus 16. During the 1960s, Lotus was one of the most innovating teams in the Formula One, compared to Scuderia Ferrari it was astronomic. And with star driver Jim Clark the team won several titles. What many don’t know is the several flirts Team Lotus had with the
In 1961 a group of Dutch race enthusiasts came up with the idea of creating an all-Dutch Grand Prix team with the foundation of the “NederlandseRacewagen” after the rules governing engine capacity in F1 were changed from 2.5 litresto 1.5 litres in an attempt to attract more teams. Sadly not much info is available on the Drebbel F1 attempt. The only information I found about the project came from the