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Grand Prix 1961-1965 : The 1.5 litre days in Formula One

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Grand Prix 1961-1965 : The 1.5 litre days in Formula One

Grand Prix 1961-1965 : The 1.5 litre days in Formula One

Foreword: Richard Attwood

Author: Jörg-Thomas Födisch, Rainer Rossbach and Nils Ruwisch

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From January 1st, 1961, a new set of technical regulations were applied in Formula


One. From that date, all the naturally aspirated engines had to be of a maximum


displacement of 1.5 litres in an attempt to reduce the speeds. The power of these


engines was initially about 150 bhp though, at the end of the era, this had risen to


more than 220 bhp. At first the Formula One cars of that time were underestimated,


which was being unfair to the achievements of the engineers and of the drivers


involved. To operate these cars at their limits demanded a high level of driver skill. 


Initially the British teams had opposed the new rules and thus entered the new


Formula One at a technical disadvantage. Ferrari was better equipped with new 1.5


litre engines and thus the Scuderia won both the Driver and the Constructor


Championships in 1961 and was able to repeat this success in 1964. Lotus was just


as successful with the outstanding Jim Clark, and BRM driver Graham Hill also won


the title. After the British had caught up with engines like the Climax V8, Lotus also


pointed the way into the future with the Type 25, the first monocoque Formula One


car.


The 1.5 litre formula saw the participation of some of the best Formula One drivers of


all time with Stirling Moss, Graham Hill, John Surtees, Dan Gurney, Jim Clark and


Jackie Stewart. And despite all the prophecies of doom that the "new" Formula One


would not be exciting thanks to a lack of engine power, some thrilling sport was on


offer during this five-year period. These Grands Prix were also a real spectacle for


the spectators, because they were very close to the action.


Jörg-Thomas Födisch, Rainer Rossbach and Nils Ruwisch reveal in this book – using


many previously unpublished photographs of which most are taken from the Bernard


Cahier archive – the attraction and excitement generated by the forty-seven Grands


Prix that constituted the World Championships for Drivers under the 1.5-litre Formula


One regulations.

Publisher: Mcklein Publishing

Status: Latest Releases

Number of pages: 360

Colour images: 220

Black & white images: 325

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