Revealed: Formula 1's fastest failure

Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel might feel aggrieved at not taking their 2017 Formula 1 title challenge all the way, but they are nothing compared to the fastest failures in grand prix racing's history.

World championship-winning Formula 1 cars have to be fast, that is obvious. But sometimes that is not enough to get the job done.

Often when a team produces the fastest car, it can be confident of winning the drivers' and constructors' championships. And yet some of the potentially most dominant F1 machines have failed to deliver, particularly in the days when cars were less reliable.

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Series Formula 1
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