ATS D1

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ATS D2
Category Formula One
Constructor ATS
Designer(s) John Gentry
Gustav Brunner
Predecessor HS1
Successor D2
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Aluminium monocoque
Axle track Front: 1,727 mm (68.0 in)
Rear: 1,613 mm (63.5 in)
Wheelbase 2,718 mm (107.0 in)
Engine Ford-Cosworth DFV 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in), 90° V8, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Hewland FGA400 5-speed manual
Weight 587 kg (1,294 lb)
Fuel Shell
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants ATS Racing Team
Notable drivers Finland Keke Rosberg
Debut 1978 United States Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
2 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The ATS D1 was a Formula One racing car manufactured and raced by the ATS Racing Team for the last two races of the 1978 Formula One season. It was powered by a Cosworth DFV V8 engine. Driven by Keke Rosberg, the D1 failed to finish any races in the points.

Development[edit]

The D1 was designed by John Gentry and Gustav Brunner.[1] Designed as a wing-car,[2] the D1 utilised an aluminium monocoque and was powered by a Cosworth DFV V8.[1] It was intended to be a replacement for the team's poorly performing HS1 car (a modified Penske PC4 chassis) with which it had started the 1978 Formula One season.[2]

Racing history[edit]

The HS1 with which ATS had begun the season was a poor car and the team's regular drivers Jean-Pierre Jarier and Jochen Mass had struggled to even be close to competitiveness. The D1 was first used in practice for the Dutch Grand Prix[2] and Keke Rosberg, who had stood in for Jarier earlier in the year, used it for the last two races of the season. He placed it 15th on the grid for the United States Grand Prix but retired from the race with gearbox issues. For the last race of the year in Canada, Rosberg qualified in 21st. He finished the race but was an unclassified runner.[1]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key) (Results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1978 ATS Racing Team Ford Cosworth DFV G ARG BRA RSA USW MON BEL ESP SWE FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA USA CAN 0 NC
Finland Keke Rosberg Ret NC

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d ATS D1 @ StatsF1
  2. ^ a b c Nye, 1985, p. 164

References[edit]

  • Nye, Doug (1985). Autocourse History of the Grand Prix Car 1966–1985. Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom: Hazelton Publishing. ISBN 0905138376.