The low-downforce car that introduced F1 to Senna

The low-downforce car that introduced F1 to Senna

Meet Keke Rosberg's smokin' Monaco winner - and Ayrton Senna's cherry-popping ride, with DAMIEN SMITH

The same but different? It's a nonsense paradox easy to dismiss, but when it comes to this classic 1980s Williams the old pearl carries a grit of truth.

Only a single letter in their names differentiate the Williams FW08 in which Keke Rosberg won the 1982 F1 World Championship and the car featured here in which he defended his title, yet they look completely different.

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