An idiots guide to car production terminology

The world of car production has its own language, often wrapped up in natty acronyms, designed to confuse normal people. Here’s an idiots guide to some of the more common terminology:   8D – A problem solving method, originating from Ford. The...

The race car that sucked … and changed F1 forever

In 1978 Bernie Ecclestone’s Brabham F1 team were desperately chasing Lotus’s JPS-liveried ‘wing car’ in the constructor’s championship. Inspired by the radiator set-up on de Havilland’s Mosquito fighter bomber Colin Chapman’s team had finally...