3D model of a Formula One racing car, commonly known as the "Brabham Fan Car", designed and built by the Brabham team for the 1978 Formula One season. It was an experimental version of the Brabham BT46, modified by chief designer Gordon Murray to incorporate a large fan at the rear of the car. The fan was powered by the car's Alfa Romeo flat-12 engine and created a low-pressure area under the car, increasing downforce and improving handling. The BT46B made its only competitive appearance at the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix, driven by Niki Lauda and John Watson. Lauda won the race convincingly, demonstrating the car's superior grip and cornering capabilities. However, the fan car's success was short-lived, as it was withdrawn by Brabham following protests from rival teams, who argued that it was a violation of the sport's regulations. The BT46B remains one of the most innovative and controversial cars in Formula One history.
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Formula One racing car
Gordon Murray, David Cox
Quick facts: The "B" variant of the car known as the "fan car". The car only raced once in this configuration in the Formula One World Championship—when Niki Lauda won the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix at Anderstorp.