Brabham BT52 Year: 1983
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.