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See the cars

‘The perfect racing car crosses the finishing line first and subsequently falls into its component parts.’
Ferdinand Porsche

The first World Championship Formula One Grand Prix was held at Silverstone, England, in 1950. A world championship for constructors began in 1958.

Formula One cars are constantly pushing the boundaries of design and technological innovation. Below is the line-up of the Formula One cars you will see in this exhibition – ranging from a 1958 front-engined model to a modern 2006 model.

Lotus 16Lotus 16


Cooper T51Cooper T51


Brabham BT20Brabham BT20


McLaren M7AMcLaren M7A


Williams FW14BBRM P160


McLaren-Honda MP4/4McLaren-Honda MP4/4


Williams FW14BWilliams FW14B


Ferrari F2004Ferrari F2004


McLaren MP4-21McLaren MP4-21



Brabham BT20
Brabham BT20 1966, Donington Grand Prix Collection; Photo reproduced courtesy of The Design Museum, London

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