Judd, were there engines ever any good?
Posted 10 November 2000 - 15:59
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Posted 10 November 2000 - 23:37
Did'nt Yamaha base their engine on the Judd engine block, they had a reasonable year with Tyrell in 1994.
Posted 11 November 2000 - 13:46
Desmo could be right about him being too much "hands on". Three or four years ago I arranged an interview with him early in the week of the Australian Grand Prix. He fidgeted like a cat on a hot tin roof and had trouble concentrating on what I was asking him - though I did get a column out of it.
I asked him, if I was to visit him in England in the F1 off-season, could he give me some time to talk about Jack Brabham (who was a business partner with him in the engine business until selling his share back to Judd a few years ago) and the Repco-Brabham days.
He said, "Not really. There is no off season for me."
It sounded a lot like a man who takes on more than he can handle (and I can relate to that - sitting here surrounded by "projects").
Posted 12 November 2000 - 22:47
Plus that the now standard F3000 Zytek engine is one of his designs as well...
Posted 13 November 2000 - 21:45
I doubt anything could have helped Williams in 1988 short of the Honda V6 turbo. In fact, even having that couldn't help Lotus either.
Posted 13 November 2000 - 22:45
Originally posted by mhferrari
They did not do very good for Williams.
Not in 1988. But in 1982 as the horsepower gap to the turbo teams widened, Williams decided to throw a bit of money John Judd's way to see how much additional power they could wring out of the venerable DFV. They did get a rumoured additional 30-40 hp out of it compared with what Cosworth were prepared to give them. Keke Rosberg won the WDC with that Judd developed DFV.