Brabham BT26A/2 driven by Sir Jack Brabham at the 1969 Silverstone International Trophy
Mclaren M7c driven by Bruce Mclaren at the 1969 Spanish Grand Prix
Sir Jack Brabham's race team built the Brabham BT26A/2 and was one of the first to experiment with aircraft-inspired wings to create increased downforce. The Scalextric version models Jack Brabham at the International Trophy race in Silverstone, March 30th, 1969. Non-Championship races were often used to test developments on Grand Prix cars.
Bruce McLaren was also running a high wing on his McLaren M7C No.6 car at the Spanish Grand Prix of 1969. During the race both Lotus 49B cars driven by Graham Hill and Jochen Rindt crashed heavily after the high wings failed. The potential for these wings to fail with a high risk of injury to drivers and spectators was of grave concern and after just a few brief months of an exciting innovative development, such wings were banned by the FIA authorities. Bruce McLaren finished in 2nd place behind Stewart and ahead of Beltoise, Hulme and Surtees - the only drivers to finish the race.
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