Five favourites Fer­rari 126C2 Year: 1982

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This was Fer­rari’s first full mono­coque car, and it was much more re­li­able than the pre­vi­ous of­fer­ing from the pranc­ing horse, the 126CK. It was the weapon for 1982, which would be one of the most tem­pes­tu­ous in the team’s his­tory, with the death of Gilles Vil­leneuve and the ca­reer-end­ing in­jury to Di­dier Pironi. De­signed by Har­vey Postleth­waite, the car pushed out 650bhp in qual­i­fy­ing and 600bhp in the races from the 120 de­gree V6. It won three races over the year and en­abled Fer­rari to win the con­struc­tors’ ti­tle.

Re­nault pi­o­neered tur­bocharg­ing, and took its first win in 1979 was ar­guably the ul­ti­mate Brab­ham’s BMW M12 turbo en­gine

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