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#1 RTH

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:47

Sad news I have just heard from Chris Craft that Brian Hart passed away  at 3.00pm yesterday afternoon  after a long battle against illness in hospital in Epping. His many achievements as both a driver in Lotus and Protos - but will be best remembered as a builder and manufacturer of racing engines  over  40 plus years from humble Ford units right up to Formula 1 V10 power plants.


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#2 Jejking

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:23

Rest in peace mr. Hart.. he made some very good engines, considering the lower budgets!


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#3 charles r

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:45

RIP Brian. A real Engineer.



#4 Doug Nye

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:47

And in his day a fine driver too - sincere condolences to Brian's family and many friends....

 

DCN



#5 CDCJ

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:22

RIP Brian. Hart Power forever!



#6 RTH

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:49

"Oh dear. I knew Brian well of course having travelled with him all over the world and so much enjoyed not just his brilliance as an engineer but his warmth and ever present good humour a a human being, I really do feel very sad and would be most grateful if you could add my condolences to the many others that I am sure you are getting. Makes you realise what a fleeting thing life is.
 
Personal regards
 
Murray "


#7 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:54

Sad news. another great engineer/inovator gone.



#8 sterling49

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:08

Very sad, I saw Brian race in the early days, and was always amazed at the engines he produced, another reminder of how the escalator never stops rising.....

#9 Henri Greuter

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:19

This is sad news.
Tons of respect for Mr. Hart with entering F1 with a turbocharged engine, without factory support and factory budgets.
And his perseverance to make it work, depite the odds. I was so happy to see the Toleman-Hart team having such a great ending of the 1983 season after the first point score was achieved at Zandvoort that year.
He would have deserved so much more results than what he eventually got with his turbo engine.

Rest in peace mr. Hart



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#10 Bloggsworth

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:30

Some thought him a Don Quixote tilting at the establishment windmill, he proved them wrong; a sad loss.



#11 kayemod

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 13:19

Some thought him a Don Quixote tilting at the establishment windmill, he proved them wrong; a sad loss.

 

A brilliantly clever engineer, and a really nice man. RIP Nosher.



#12 GMiranda

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 13:30

RIP



#13 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 14:03

Very sad news, albeit expected. Quite simply, a brilliantly talented man. Glad to see someone mentioned his driving prowess too, that has largely been forgotten.

#14 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 15:39

A brilliantly clever engineer, and a really nice man. RIP Nosher.

 

Perfect.



#15 RogerFrench

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 16:11

What a shame. RIP

#16 Allen Brown

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 17:36

Really sorry to hear this news.  My condolences to his family and friends.



#17 Longtimefan

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 22:22

Very sad, RIP :(



#18 Lola5000

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:17

RIP.....we all wanted one of Brian's Hart heads on our twin cams.



#19 JacnGille

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:31

Sad news.



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#20 trw999

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 14:16

He is usually credited with being the person to extract the most power out of the Lotus Twin Cam, 200 bhp from the 416-B in the Brabham BT40. Although I never met him, I gather he was a thoroughly decent bloke.

 

Rest easy, sir.



#21 Michael Ferner

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 17:30

How very sad! :cry:



#22 RStock

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 17:37

A great engine builder no doubt, but I always remember him for driving the Protos. RIP.



#23 marclaus

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 19:41

saw him 1967, when Brian and Kurt entered the fragile Costin Protos in the Nurburgring paddock for practice, he shurly was a very good and brave driver....RIP