Brabham Alfa Romeo BT45 B F1 1977
2019 Techno Classica - Essen (D)
Maybe it's just nostalgia but for me this Brabham BT45 is still one of the best looking Formula 1 cars ever. The combination of wedge and rounded shapes, the low and wide stance and also the attractive red and blue color scheme make it looks fast even when standing still. I imagine it's still basically like what a kid would draw when asked to sketch a Formula 1 car.
Looking good didn't make it a particularly successful racing car however. Powered by Alfa Romeo's flat 12 cylinder engine from the T33/TT/12 endurance racer it came first in just 2 Grand Prix. The car shown here was the test car during the 1977 season.