Top 12

Like all years, 2021 has 12 months and we needed to choose the top 12 cars for the 2021 “Greatest” Grand Prix Calendar.

It’s possible to call many Grand Prix cars ‘great’, and for our 2021 calendar we’ve selected those cars that are statistically the most successful, some of the most revolutionary, some for their importance and some because they are regarded as the most beautiful.

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January

Ferrari F2004

The Ferrari F2004, driven by Michael Schumacher & Rubens Barrichello. The car won 15 out of 18 races with 12 Pole Positions and took Michael to his 7th World Championship in 2004.

February

Lotus 49

The legendary Lotus 49, driven by many drivers including Hill, Clark, Rindt and Andretti. The car raced for five consecutive seasons, taking two Constructor and two Driver World Championships.

March

Brawn GP BGP001

Brawn GP only raced for one year, winning 8 out of 17 races. The team rose from the ashes of the Honda team and took both the Driver and Constructor World Championships in 2009 and then Mercedes bought the team. The rest is history.

April

Maserati 250F

Maserati’s 250F raced for seven consecutive seasons, from 1954 to 1960, driven by the likes of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss. Moss commented “It was the greatest car he ever drove”.

May

Williams FW14B

Williams dominated much of the 1990s. The FW14B in 1992 was an incredible car and took Nigel Mansell to his World Championship. The car took 10 wins from 16 races.

June

McLaren MP4/4

The McLaren MP4/4 is often regarded as the greatest car in the history of Grand Prix. Driven by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, taking 15 wins out of 16 races in 1988.

July

Red Bull RB7

Red Bull Racing had a meteoric rise to the top and it was the RB7 that took the team to their first dominant season. 2011 saw the team win 12 out of 19 races and both World Championships.

August

Ferrari 500

The Ferrari 500 is a legendary car. It dominated in 1952 and 1953, especially with Alberto Ascari. Ascari won every race that he entered in 1952, with a further 5 wins out of 8 races that he entered in 1953

September

Mercedes W07

Mercedes have dominated the hybrid era and continue to do so. The W07 in 2016, driven by Hamilton and Rosberg took the team to a record-breaking 19 wins in 21 races and both World Championships.

October

Lotus 97T

In its iconic black and gold JPS livery, the Lotus 97T gave the legendary Ayrton Senna his first victory.

November

Renault RS10

The Renault RS10 was a revolutionary car. It was the first turbocharged car to win a Grand Prix. Raced in 1979 by Jean-Pierre Jabouille and René Arnoux. It didn’t always finish and was nicknamed the “yellow teapot” because of the often smoking turbo.

December

Jordan 191

The Jordan 191 was not a very successful car, but it is regarded by many as the most beautiful. It gave the great Michael Schumacher his first race appearance too.