P10 - Coopers 

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16 wins from 128 starts

8.000 rpw / 4.140 ppr

The first rear engined race cars were built by the Cooper Car Company. Jack Brabham debuted their first rear engined car at Monaco in 1957. By 1958 they were winning races with Stirling Moss and both Championships with Jack Brabham in 1959. By 1960 front engined F1 cars were no more. The Cooper family began putting engines in the rear simply because their early cars used motorcycle engines which drove an axle with a chain. It just made life easier putting the engine in the back. And thus a revolution began.


The Cooper T51 ... the first mid engined world championship winning car