Automotive Obscura, Yearnings, and Retrospective
Automotive Obscura, Yearnings, and Retrospective

In 1978, the Brabham F1 team introduced a new feature to their race car that was effectively a giant brushless vacuum cleaner. Their young, mustached engineer, Gordon Murray, had developed a system that would cool the engine while sucking the car downwards onto the track.

Upset they hadn't been as innovative as the Brabham team, Mario Andretti and other teams set out to put an end to the "fan-car" through a pit-lane and inter-garage campaign of bitching and moaning, before the car had the chance to further dominate on the track.

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They were successful.

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