Derrington-Francis

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Derrington-Francis Racing Team was a Formula One constructor from Britain. The team was founded by Stirling Moss' former chief mechanic, Alf Francis, and engine tuner Vic Derrington, acquiring an old Automobili Turismo e Sport Tipo 100 car after the ATS operation had closed in 1963.[1] The car, named the Derrington-Francis ATS after the team's founders,[2] featured a spaceframe chassis, a short wheelbase and square-shaped aluminium body panels.[2][1]

The car made its début in the 1964 Italian Grand Prix, where it was driven by Portuguese driver Mario de Araujo Cabral.[3] Qualifying 19th on the grid, Cabral fought with Peter Revson and Maurice Trintignant for the first part of the race, before an ignition problem forced him to retire on lap 25.[2] Cabral was to have driven the car in future events, but Dan Gurney damaged the single chassis in private testing and the team did not make another race appearance.[3]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points WCC
1964 Derrington-Francis ATS V8 G MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER AUT ITA USA MEX 0 NC
Portugal Mário de Araújo Cabral Ret
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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stiel, Simon (2006-12-06). "Rebels Without Speed". Formula One Rejects. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  2. ^ a b c Muelas, Felix; Diepraam, Mattijs. "Probably not Alf Francis' finest...". 8W. FORIX. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Encyclopedia - Derrington-Francis". Grandprix.com. Inside F1. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  4. ^ "Results from Formula1.com".