F1 » Ex-F1 engine supplier Brian Hart passes away


Former F1 engine builder Brian Hart passes away at the age of 77 after a long illness

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CallMeMrCynical

January 06, 2014 12:36 PM

A few years ago I raced a F1 car with a Hart DFR, I have to say it was remarkable, we took it out of a box (5 years in the box) and bolted it onto the tub, it started 1st time and ticked over, in racing we used 11,500 rpm easily, what an engine?

I was told that Brian had a saying " There's a lot of talk about BHP, but it is Torque that wins races"

RIP

Piercarlogassolini

January 07, 2014 1:26 PM

As a lover of the underdog I followed the progress of Hart's engines in the back of the 'General Belgrano' Toleman TG181 and TG183 in 1981, and as they progressed thereafter, what a monumental effort by an independant against factory/well-heeled opposition. RIP.

FVA47

January 07, 2014 7:38 PM

Brian Hart was a legend in the world of race engines. He used simple and straightforward methods to keep his engines at the forefront in Formula 2 and was a good driver in his own right. - I have memories of him racing in the fog at the old Nurburgring in an F2 car with extremely good results.
Anyone who ran a Cosworth FVA 1600cc Formula 2 engine in the 60's knew that he was the man to go to, to get a good reliable rebuild and excellent advice from this methodical, honest man
He then went on to achieve greater things on a minimal budget in F1, particularly in the Turbo era with his Monobloc 4 cylinder engine against the big manufacturers.
He was from a different era than todays F1!
I feel sad at his passing!

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