The 1978 Brabham BT46 F1 car – infamously known as the Fan Car – arose form the fertile mind of engineer Gordon Murray. The car was designed in answer to the the dominant Lotus ground effects cars and it won its first contest, when Niki Lauda drove it to winner’s circle at Anderstorp. That was its only victory however, as the Brabham voluntarily withdrew the car from competition after complaints that it was a danger to following drivers.
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