Model produced by: Spark
Driver: Denny Hulme (New Zealand)
Team: Brabham Repco
Car: Brabham BT24
Results: 2 wins, 8 podiums, 2 fastest laps
At the 3rd race of the season Team Lotus inveiled the new Ford-sponsored Cosworth engine which later became one of the best racing engines of all time, winning 155 F1 races, Le Mans and Indianapolis. Although Jim Clark won 4 races in a fast Lotus 49, Denny Hulme (Brabham) took the title with only 2 wins and no pole positions at all, but with better consistency. At Monza Jim Clark confirmed his status as one of the all time greats. He suffered a puncture, pitted to replace a tyre, made up a lap to retake the lead, but ran out of fuel on the very last lap.
See a short clip from Hulme’s win at “Green Hell” alias Nordschleife alias Nuerburgring (from times when F1 cars were literally flying)