Brab­ham BT52 Year: 1983

Motor Sport News - - World Rallycross -

This was the first post-ground ef­fect de­sign from the mind of Gor­don Mur­ray, and it was sim­ply beau­ti­ful. Fit­ted with BMW’S straight four-cylin­der turbo pow­er­plant, the dartshaped ma­chine was a real leviathan, and with the cock­tail of fuel used to pro­pel it, it was the fastest ma­chine on the grid – es­pe­cially af­ter the up­dated BT52B ap­peared from Canada on­wards. Driver Nel­son Pi­quet bat­tled with the Re­nault of Alain Prost for the ti­tle, and pre­vailed. It was the first time that a driver had lifted the F1 ti­tle pi­lot­ing a tur­bocharged car.

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