BS Fabrications

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BS Fabrications
Full name United Kingdom BS Fabrications
Founder(s) Bob Sparshott
Noted staff Bob Sparshott
Noted drivers France Henri Pescarolo
United States Brett Lunger
Brazil Nelson Piquet
Formula One World Championship career
Debut 1976 Monaco Grand Prix
Races competed 36 [1]
Drivers'
Championships
0
Race victories 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
Final race 1978 Italian Grand Prix

BS Fabrications was an engineering company specialising in fabrications for Formula One teams founded by Bob Sparshott, a former engineer at Lotus who had worked with Jim Clark and Graham Hill, and John 'Ace' Woodington in Luton in 1972. The company also ran a number of private F1 cars for customers in Grand Prix racing between 1972 and 1978.

They first entered F1 in 1972 under the name of Space Racing when they built a hybrid F1/F2 March for Mike Beuttler using a Formula 2 monocoque with a F1 engine. They returned under the B&S Fabrications name in 1976, with a Surtees for Henri Pescarolo, then ran a March and a McLaren for Brett Lunger in 1977 and then a pair of McLarens for Lunger and Nelson Piquet in 1978.

The team also ran in F2 and F3000, under the name BS Automotive, providing Christian Danner with his F3000 championship winner in 1985.

Sparshott still operates an engineering company associated with motorsport.

Complete World Championship Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Chassis Engine(s) Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
1976 Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G BRA RSA USW ESP BEL MON SWE FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA JPN
France Henri Pescarolo DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 9 11 17 19 NC
1977 March 761
McLaren M23
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G ARG BRA RSA USW ESP MON BEL SWE FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA USA CAN JPN
United States Brett Lunger 14 Ret 10 DNS 11 DNQ 13 Ret 10 9 Ret 10 11
1978 McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G ARG BRA RSA USW MON BEL ESP SWE FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA USA CAN
United States Brett Lunger 13 Ret 11 DNQ DNPQ 7 DNQ DNQ Ret 8 DNPQ 8 Ret Ret
Brazil Nelson Piquet Ret Ret 9

References[edit]

  • Autosport 16 May 1974 pp29-31
  1. ^ "BS Fabrications' results at chicanef1.com". Formula One Results. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 

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