Car in bits again...
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hampshire, UK
That's right, the flat-12 cylinder banks got in the way of the venturi tunnels, so a V-engine was the only way forward once the forced air extraction system was dropped (competitors claimed it was a "moving aerodynamic device", but Brabham successfully demonstrated that the primary function of the fan was to cool the engine - but only just).
I like the idea of a fan car though. Apparently in the pits all you had to do was blip the throttle and the suspension compressed to the bump stops!