Monoposto

Monoposto

 

a term designating the body of a single-seat racing car. The term monoposto was introduced in 1931, when international rules were revised to delete the requirement to use only two-seat bodies for racing cars. A monoposto is an open body without doors, designed to place the driver in a semireclining position. The term is often used as a synonym for “racing car.”

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Correia, J; Roberts, L; Finnis, M; Knowles, K, "Aerodynamic characteristics of a monoposto racing car front wing operating in high turbulence conditions" The International Vehicle Aerodynamics Conference, Loughborough, 2014.
Famously, the company has also built six, painstaking recreations of Lancia D50s, and a diminutive yellow Ferrari 156 Sharknose: classic monoposto F1 cars from the 1950s and 60s, respectively.
BO-NESS HILL CLIMB, 1950 - SAFETY HAS COME A LONG WAY "This is Dennis Poore driving a pre-war Alfa Romeo 8C-35 Grand Prix Racing Monoposto - and look, he's not even wearing a helmet," said Bill.
Among vehicles due to grace the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle is a 1951 Ferrari 212 F1 Monoposto.
Among vehicles due to grace the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle is a 1951 Ferrari 212 F1 Monoposto, which endured many years of hard racing in the Americas during the 1950s.
1951 Ferrari 212 F1 Monoposto is due to grace the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power
The distinguishing feature in the new R8 is the monoposto , a long arc curve running around the cockpit in the area of the driver.
The Formula 3 Monoposto was later owned by driver Gordon Jones and is expected to sell for between pounds 18,000 and pounds 22,000.
Cross said: ""I raced a 1997 Formula Renault in the Monoposto classic series at Brands Hatch GP in August and I have not stopped thinking of a move into single-seater car racing since.
Audi believes the most distinctive aspect is the so-called monoposto - a large arc encompassing the steering wheel and cockpit that continues to the doors and the tall, wide central tunnel.
Another Bugatti at the auction - a 1926 Type 37 Monoposto - sold for pounds 197,000 while a 1954 Aston Martin cabriolet, previously owned by British racing car driver Innes Ireland, sold for pounds 606,500.