BBC Horizon (1981) - Gentlemen, lift your skirts. Williams F1 - Cosworth Tyrrell P34
BBC - Horizon - aired on TV 1981
Williams Formula One team Winter testing with Alan Jones driving in
December 1980 at the Paul Ricard circuit in Southern France. The day before
testing started Goodyear Tyres had decided to quit F1 due to the ban
announced by the FIA on "skirts". The FIA being based in France were
subjected to increasing pressure from the Goliath corporate car
manufacturers Ferrari (Fiat) and Renualt to ban skirts as their engines
were the wrong shape to fully capitalise the use of ground effect in the
design of their cars. This was the year before the turbo revolution hit F1 and there is a brief look
at the development of turbo.
Also features an in depth look at the Ford Cosworth engine and you are
taken around the factory, design, hand building, performance and
development of the engine.
Includes appearences from the following.
Frank Dernie (Head of Williams Research and Development) who currently
works for the Toyota Formula One team. Frank explains the fundementals of
ground effect and the importance of using skirts to achieve full potential.
Patrick Head and Frank Williams.
This is incredible footage documenting not just the Williams team but of
the Cosworth engine
BMW V12 on dyno with down draft intake
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heads, 10:1 compression, custom roller cams, custom down draft intake
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F1 car at Thunderhill Raceway
1974 March 741 F1 car lapping at Thunderhill Raceway in Northern California
on May 17, 2009.
Original sponsor: Jagermeister Original driver: Hans Stuck Jr. Currently
racing in HGP (Historic Grand Prix)
Engine: Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 liter, 475 HP at 10,200 RPM. Car weighs
1280 pounds ready to race without driver. Rear tires 15" wide on 18" wide
Top speed at Thunderhill: 157
How to build HORSEPOWER - Ford 461ci Windsor V8 by Dandy Engines
Engine specialists Dandy Engines building a small block Windsor 461ci
stroker for Pat Staplton. Follow the engine assembly as the guys aim to
make more than 820hp naturally aspirated on regular pump unleaded 98-RON.
Pat plans on putting this brute of an engine into a Ford Falcon XD/XF Ute.
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