They swore me to secrecy at the time, but that time was long ago. And heck, the constructor doesn’t even exist any more. Maybe, I can finally tell about the Formula One car I helped design.
One day at a Grand Prix in the summer of 1976, Herbie Blash, a manager for the Brabham team, quietly questioned me about the infamous “Sucker” Chaparral of the old Can-Am. That innovative sports racer, as I’m sure we all remember, had ground effects generated by means of a fan system. The vehicle was banned at the end of 1970, and the idea had been forgotten.