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Wingin’ It in the ’60s and ’70s

Submitted by on June 25, 2013

Spend a minute examining a modern Formula 1 car and you’ll discover a baffling array of wings, splitters and flaps; appendages and proboscises, each contributing to a car’s command of the air around it as its designers strive to push a car made as light possible into the Earth with as much force as they dare without dragging their speed down, or bending the rules to breaking point.

In the ’60s and ’70s, however, the development of downforce was a simpler and less surgically-precise affair, and in this video we enjoy the wonderful wings of the ’60s and ’70s, set to the soundtrack of the magic motors that got them all up to speed.

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