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Check the nose, Larsson! Getting rid of that rad improves things no end. But I sympathise- anything with a Lotus badge is pretty damn gorgeous as far as I'm concerned. I'd love to see more models of cars from this era- and more Lotuseses in general!
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For me - the Ferrari 312B F1 from 1970/1 is still the most beautiful F1 ever built...
 

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Would this have looked out of place in the late 80's? I don't think so...

It's from '77 and yet looks surprisingly like the famous Jordan that MS was destined to drive...

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Here's my favourite cars:





Funny how they look great and were driven by two of the worlds greatest drivers...

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PS. Sorry for the supersize last picture...
 

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I don't find that F1 cars are in my eyes beautiful. Sometimes elegant sometimes functionally elrgant. But not my definition of beautiful.
The one car that sticks in my mind and is the one that springs to mind whenever i think of F1 is the Lotus 49.
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You guys are kidding, right? Boxy, angular, bewinged and diaplaned, bird-beaked rolling billboards just don't appeal to my sense of aesthetics, no matter how successful on the track they may have been. Now a vintage Alfa 159, Lancia D-50 or Maserati 4CLT - true beauties that tug at the heart.

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Hello McLaren, nice pictures. Do you know who the driver is/was on your last picture
the first one was Ronnie Peterson, cause he always had that helmet..and since i´m from sweden i have a soft spot for him. though I like all drivers from that time. And i find pictures like that interesting cause they all have a story to tell
may sound lame....i know...still


And Alfetta I have tried to find pictures of the Lotus 49 but havn´t managed too, if you have any it would be great if you could post one or..two


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Thank you Alfetta...did find some great pictures, and sure it´s also a really good looking car.
 

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If you like wingie thingies the Lotus is pretty... and you can't really beat the black and gold livery.

I'm not a huge fan of open wheelers. I only have 2 in my entire collection. Hey, what could I do? They came with the track.

For my slot dollar. If someone asked "What F1 car would you buy?" My money would go for for a Westlake Eagle... instantly. Now there's a real beauty! The car sweeps magnificently from nose to tail and screams "preditor "

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Check out this site:

http://www.f1-legend.com/

Go to Histoire. Then Voitures. In the menu on the left hand side.

Pick a manufacturer and then pick any of their cars!

It's a good resource.

Oh and the second driver is Mario Andretti, the only driver to compete a race in the 77.

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PS. The next two drivers are Senna and a little plastic model of Gilles.
 

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QUOTE Do you know who the driver is/was on your last picture

I'm sure it's Gunnar Nillson who tragicly died of cancer which developed just as his career was taking off.

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D'oh!

Yep, you're correct John...

A closer inspection of my resources (not the full set because I'm not at home), reveals that original info was complete rubbish. Sorry!

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That Lotus from 77 was a crate of sh** then and would be even more so by the eighties. As for the Jordan 191 that MS drove briefly, it was pretty and effective, but I often wonder if it would have been half so idolised were it not for the green 7Up livery (BTW, 7Up paid very very little and there are hardly any decals when you examine it.)


I liked the ground- effect cars, especially the 82 era. Of course all that wind tunnel work led to cars being identi-kit as they are today.



I'm working my way through the excellent new video/dvd collection of 1970s Grand Prix. I'm up to 1973 and have to say the cars were more diverse back then. Inspiration untamed by testing - fantastic!


 
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