Former Formula 1 engine builder Brian Hart has died aged 77.The British engineer's company built engines for numerous teams during the 1980s and 1990s, notably Toleman and Jordan, and achieved a best finish of second with Ayrton Senna in the rain-lashed 1984 Monaco GP.
Initially a successful single-seater driver in his own right in the early 1960s competing in both F2 and F3, along with several non-championship F1 races, Hart established his own firm in 1969. After servicing Ford's racing engines, he entered into partnership with Toleman, then an F2 team, in 1979.
A dominant 1980 European F2 season, in which Brian Henton and Derek Warwick finished first and second in the championship...
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