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| [[Tom Pryce]] dies in a high-speed crash during qualifying for the [[German Grand Prix]].
 
| [[Tom Pryce]] dies in a high-speed crash during qualifying for the [[German Grand Prix]].

Latest revision as of 16:05, 31 October 2021

Turbo Era
Jarier77.jpg
The Renault-Gordini EF1 was the first turbocharged engine in Formula One.
Jean-Pierre Jarier, 1977 British Grand Prix, Martini MK23-Renault
Category Formula One
Year Start 1976
Year End 1986
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Garagiste Era Revolutionary Era


The Turbo Era is regarded by motorsport historians as the third era of Formula One, lasting from 1976 to 1986.

Overview

Date Location Description
7 March 1976 Flag of Argentina svg.png Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez, Buenos Aires Jody Scheckter takes the first win of the Turbo Era for Ferrari.
13 June 1976 Flag of the Soviet Union svg.png Bikernieki Circuit, Latvian SSR Niki Lauda dies in a crash during the Soviet Grand Prix.
4 July 1976 Flag of France svg.png Circuit Paul Ricard Henri Pescarolo is disqualified from the French Grand Prix, marking the start of increased sanctions for driver errors in Formula One
6 March 1976 Flag of Argentina svg.png Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez, Buenos Aires The first turbocharged engine in Formula One, the Renault-Gordini EF1, makes it's debut in the back of the works Renault Martini MK23 entires.
23 July 1977 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire Swelling entry lists see the inaugural Tony Brise Memorial Trophy held. Only drivers who failed to Pre-Qualify for the British Grand Prix were eligible.
25 June 1978 Flag of Italy svg.png Mugello Circuit, Italy James Hunt wins the Mugello Grand Prix for Brabham driving the controversial BT46B "fan car". The car is later withdrawn by Bernie Ecclestone before FISA can ban it.
29 July 1979 Flag of Germany svg.png Hockenheimring Tom Pryce dies in a high-speed crash during qualifying for the German Grand Prix.
16 August 1979 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Circuit Park Zandvoort FOCA teams withdraw from the Dutch Grand Prix after FISA President Jean-Marie Balestre insists on FOCA teams paying their hitherto-unpaid fines from earlier in the season. The event is later classified as a non-championship "pirate" race by FISA.
16 August 1979 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Circuit Park Zandvoort Dywa enter the second turbochaged engine in Formula One, the Renzo BI-3T. Despite an increase in horsepower, the 1.5l V8 would not be enough to see either Dywa qualify for a championship Grand Prix.

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