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Back in the late 1970s, several Formula One
teams were experimenting with six-wheeled F1 cars. The idea was to reduce drag and increase downforce while improving traction - they did, after all, manage to increase the contact surface of rubber to road while decreasing the height of the individual wheels. They showed considerable promise, but as with many developments in F1, they were quickly banned.
Tyrrell, March and Williams
all toyed with the formula, and the results varied. But not since they raced have they all been in one place at the same time. And now they will as the organizers of the Goodwood Festival of Speed
are bringing them together for this year's drive up the hill.
Spectators will be able to see the the Tyrrell P34 (pictured above), the Williams FW08B and the March 2-4-0. While the former two have been at Goodwood in previous years, this will mark the first time that the March will be there for the event - fitting since Goodwood is the seat of the Earl of March, patron of the event. Check out the official announcement below
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Six-wheeled F1 cars set for Goodwood reunion
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