Formula 1's ultimate one-hit wonder

Formula 1's ultimate one-hit wonder

It's arguably grand prix racing's most famous one-hit wonder, but there was a lot more to the Brabham fan car than met the eye

It suddenly dawned on Brabham as the 1978 Formula 1 season was beginning that it had a problem. No one had quite cottoned on to what Lotus had found with the previous season's type 78, but the lightbulb came on with the appearance of the 79 in winter testing.

There began the thought process in the fertile mind of Gordon Murray that spawned one of the most controversial grand prix cars ever in the Brabham BT46B, the fan car of one-race, one-victory fame.

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