Hesketh 308C

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A Williams FW05 at Goodwood in 2010

The Hesketh 308C was a Formula One racing car designed by Harvey Postlethwaite and used by Hesketh Racing in the latter stages of the 1975 Formula One season. The car featured the rubber suspension which Postlethwaite had pioneered on the preceding 308B model and a Ford-Cosworth DFV engine.

At the end of 1975, the 308C chassis were sold to Frank Williams Racing Cars, where they were re-christened as the Williams FW05 and raced through the 1976 season.[1]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Designation Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WCC Points
1975 Hesketh 308C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G ARG BRA RSA ESP MON BEL SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA USA 4th* 33*
United Kingdom James Hunt 5 4
1976 Williams FW05 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G BRA RSA USW ESP BEL MON SWE FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USE JPN 0
Belgium Jacky Ickx 8 16 DNQ 7 DNQ DNQ 10 DNQ
Italy Renzo Zorzi 9
France Michel Leclère 13 DNQ 10 11 11 Ret 13
Italy Arturo Merzario Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret
New Zealand Chris Amon DNS
Australia Warwick Brown 14
Austria Hans Binder Ret

* 5 points scored with the 308C; remaining points scored with the 308B

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hesketh 308C Cosworth". ultimatecarpage.com. Retrieved 19 September 2012.