Aston Martin DBR4 F1



Aston Martin DBR4 F1 0925 Already successful in sports car racing, Aston Martin decided in 1956 to build an F1 car. The engine was a 6-cylinder used in the DB3S Sports of 3.7 liters reduced to 2.5 liters and developing 280hp at 7500rpm. The chassis and body were built of tubular steel and aluminum respectively, resulting in a compact car with sleek lines. However the development of DBR4 was subject to repeated delays due to the David Brown’s insistence that they continued development of Sports and endurance cars that were so successful for the British brand at the time. The Aston Martin DBR4 finally appeared in April 1959 and debuted with drivers Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby at the Silverstone International Trophy. Salvadori managed to the lead race, finish second and record the fastest lap, while the American driver Carroll Shelby came in sixth place, despite a failure with just two laps to go. After this promising start the DBR4 never lived up to its expectations due to the long period of its gestation and the new rules governing the 1960 season... Too later! All cars would be different in the next decade with smaller 1.5 litre engines, with no place for the big and heavy 2.5 liters front engine cars in F1.

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