The victories of F1 races are not only about the best drivers or best cars, but also about team efforts. Well, one thing that the UK businesses can take from F1 races is the teamwork and efforts each team puts in before, during and after the race.
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However, F1 races are nothing without teams showcasing their innovative technology and machineries, and honestly the list is endless. The question is: How can you differentiate the legendary cars of all the eras in the Formula One? Will you consider their performance? Their winning streaks? Or does the aesthetics have a say in this?
We have curated a list of five best cars in the history of F1, and they are.
#5: Ferrari F2004 (2004 – 2005)
The Ferrari F2004 was one of the invention of the Ferrari dream team that included Rory Byrne, Ross Brawn and Aldo Costa. This car was the dominant one in the year 2004 in all the championship races and won 15 out of 18 races in all while setting multiple lap records as well.
Michael Schumacher won a record breaking number of 13 races that season, and went ahead to become a seven-time world champion. Simultaneously, Ferrari was also crowned as the Constructor Champions for the 6th time in a row.
The performance the car (F2004) showcased can still be summarised as a fact that it still holds the record of most laps at numerous circuits even though these circuits are been regularly used in F1 races.
#4: Red Bull – RB9 (2013)
The Red Bull RB9 was the idea and invention of the ace F1 designer Adrian Newey and was introduced to the tracks in 2013. After it was introduced, it became a ruthless weapon in the hands of the then F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel.
Out of the 19 races Sebastian completed that season, the RB9 secured pole position in 11 races and won 13 races. This is when Sebastian Vettel equaled his records with Michael Schumacher, by winning 13 races in a season and also created his own record of winning 9 races in a row in a single season.
Sebastian Vettel was thus crowned the F1 world champion in 2013, while Red Bull won the Driver’s championship for the fourth time in a row.
#3: Mercedes – W07 Hybrid (2016)
The car, Mercedes W07 Hybrid was designed by Geoff Willis, Paddy Lowe and Aldo Costa and was introduced to the tracks in 2016 to compete in the F1 World Championships. After its introduction, the W07 Hybrid won Nico Rosberg and Mercedes their respective championships in the year 2016.
The car, piloted by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, also competed in 21 races and successfully secured a record of 20 pole positions and won 19 races. Such a dominating season was rarely witnessed in any sport and led to the regulations being overhauled for the next seasons.
#2: Ferrari – 500 (1952 – 1953)
The Ferrari 500 was initially a F2 car but ever since the championship rules were revised between the years 1952 – 1953, we got an opportunity to include this car in the best F1 cars of all times.
Few of the many legendary cars claimed their win, not once but twice, on driver’s championships with the same chassis. This was the claim to fame of Ferrari 500 which apparently proved to be unstoppable during its glorious time. The construction championships started in the year 1958. If there was to be this championship during the glorious years of Ferrari 500, it would have easily clinched both.
This car was designed by Aurelio Lampredi and legendary driver Alberto Ascari used this car to win two world championships. Overall, the Ferrari 500 has competed in 19 races, secured pole position in 13 races and won a total of 14 races.
#1: Mclaren – MP4/4 (1988)
It is no surprise to any F1 fans today that this car happens to be the #1 F1 car of all times. The Mclaren MP4/4 was designed by Steve Nichols and Gordon Murray. The car was drove by two legends, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. Senna led this car to the drivers’ championship that year while Mclaren won the Constructors Championship.
The car had records under its name for the most dominant F1 car in the history of Formula One. It competed in 16 races, secured pole positions in 15 races and won 15 races in all. Such an unbelievable dominance and performance in a single season was never seen until the year 2016 when Mercedes launched its W07.