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10 awesome turbocharged F1 cars

Submitted by on January 29, 2014

Villeneuve-G_1981_Holland_01_PHCTo celebrate the commencement of testing for the new 2014 F1 machines, we’re declaring this week “Turbo Week”, and will be celebrating with a whole bunch of high-boost inspired posts, just like this…

Turbocharging makes everything cooler, and although it remains unproven if it will bring a slice of the excitement we crave back to F1 this year, the unveiling of each teams new creations this week gives us the perfect excuse to look back at 10 awesome turbocharged F1 machines of the past.

Jabouille_1977_Holland_02_BC1977 – Renault Gordini V6t – Jean-Pierre Jabouille (The first turbocharged Formula 1 car of its kind)

Berger_1986_Belgium_01_PHC1986 – Benetton BMW L4t – Gerhard Berger 

Piquet_1987_Austria_02_PHC1987 – Williams Honda V6t – Nelson Piquet (Championship winner)

Senna_1988_Belgium_01_PHC1988 – McLaren Honda V6t – Ayrton Senna Senna 1988 (Championship winner)

Piquet_1983_Canada_01_PHC1983 – Brabham BMW L4t – Nelson Piquet (First turbocharged F1 Championship winning car)

Prost_1988_France_03_PHC1988 – McLaren Honda V6t – Alain Prost

Johansson-Alboreto_1986_France_01_PHC1986 – Ferrari V6t – Stefan Johansson

DeAngelis_1985_Brands_01_PHC1985 – Lotus Renault V6t – Elio De Angelis

Lauda_1984_Portugal_01_PHC1984 McLaren TAG V6t – Niki Lauda (Championship winner)

Prost_1983_Monaco_01_PHC1983 – Renault Gordini V6t – Alain Prost

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