Six-wheeler F1 first at Goodwood

| 19 Jun 2012

Next week’s Festival of Speed boasts a world first as three six-wheeled formula 1 cars come together, one of which – the March 2-4-0  (above)– will be making its debut at the event.

Completing the trio will be a Goodwood regular, Tyrrell’s P34/6, and the Williams FW08B.

Tyrrell’s creation – with four small front wheels – is the only six-wheeled car to compete in Formula 1 from 1976-’77.

The March and Williams designs employed four rear wheels, with the aim of increasing traction, reducing drag and improving ground effects.

However, a rule change in ’78 meant neither made it to the track, although the Williams set new lap records in testing.

Goodwood’s Festival of Speed is held from 28 June – 1 July, visit the event’s website for more information.