Chris Amon Racing

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Amon
Amon (Formula One team) (logo).png
Full name New Zealand Chris Amon Racing
Base New Zealand
Founder(s) Chris Amon
Noted staff John Dalton
Noted drivers New Zealand Chris Amon
Australia Larry Perkins
Formula One World Championship career
Debut 1974 Spanish Grand Prix
Races competed 4
Engines Cosworth
Constructors'
Championships
0
Drivers'
Championships
0
Race victories 0
Podiums 0
Points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
Final race 1974 Italian Grand Prix

Chris Amon Racing (also known as Amon), was a Formula One team that competed in 1974.

Fresh from the 1973 disaster at Tecno, but encouraged by the potential of the undeveloped Gordon Fowell chassis, driver Chris Amon tried running his own F1 car in 1974. Financial backing came from John Dalton, and the car, designed by Fowell, followed the Lotus 72 in some areas of construction, with sophisticated torsion-bar suspension and side radiators. The car was called the AF101 (A for Amon, F for Fowell).[1] One unusual (for the time) feature of the AF101 was that the fuel tank was located between the driver's cockpit and the engine.[1]

The venture failed completely. Amon qualified but retired from the team's first race at the Spanish Grand Prix. Amon qualified for Monaco, but withdrew from the race not wanting to spend money on repairing the car that would most likely break in the race.[2] Both Amon and Larry Perkins failed to qualify the car for the German Grand Prix. Amon failed to qualify again for the Italian Grand Prix and the team closed down after the race when the money ran out.

The Amon F1 car.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Points WCC
1974 Dalton-Amon International Amon AF101 Cosworth V8 F ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA 0 NC
Chris Amon Ret DNS DNQ DNQ
Larry Perkins DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hodges, David (1990). A–Z of Formula Racing Cars. Bideford, UK: Bay View Books. p. 279. ISBN 1870979168. 
  2. ^ McMullen, Jeremy. "1974 Amon AF101". conceptcarz.com. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 

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