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Photo of the day: Bugattis first (and last) F1 attempt

Submitted by on January 14, 2014

Bugatti 1956 French GPThe 1956 French Grand Prix saw Bugatti make a brief appearance amongst the Formula 1 field. The car was called a Type 251, and featured a 2.5L dual-cam straight-8 which was mounted transversely behind the driver. Unfortunately the car was uncompetitive, handled poorly and was underpowered. The car looked and sounded fantastic, however driver Maurice Trintignant was forced to retire with throttle issues after 18 laps. Just 3 examples were built, and Bugatti was never seen in Formula 1 again.

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