The view from an Eagle's comfortable nest

Last weekend, Martin Brundle took Dan Gurney's glorious Eagle T1G up the hill at Goodwood, but before setting off the Sky F1 pundit snapped a shot of his view from the cockpit.

Working space in the Eagle - considered by many as the most beautiful F1 car ever built - was wide and void of any technological sophistication.

While comfortably installed, the driver still required a hefty dose of bravery and heroism to manhandle this mean machine around the likes of the treacherous Nurburgring or Spa tracks.

And Dan Gurney did just that in 1967 when he took the Eagle to new heights and won the Belgian GP, a triumph which marked the first and only time an American has ever won a Grand Prix behind the wheel of an American car.