Jackie Stewart Talks Offices & Big-Power Qualifying in 1986

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BMW Power in 1986, thanks to the Cahier Archive

This brilliant footage comes from Channel 9’s Wide World of Sports pre-show for the 1986 Australian Grand Prix. In it, Jackie Stewart talks us through Alan Jones’ office and takes us into the Lotus pits to learn the difference between blasting out a blistering qualifying lap, and surviving a Grand Prix at race pace.

In a delicious irony, naturally aspirated engines were struck from Formula 1’s 1986 rulebooks, making turbo engines compulsory. Those turbos...