Chris Amon Racing
|Full name||Chris Amon Racing|
|Noted staff||John Dalton|
|Noted drivers|| Chris Amon
|Formula One World Championship career|
|First entry||1974 Spanish Grand Prix|
|Final entry||1974 Italian Grand Prix|
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). One unusual (for the time) feature of the AF101 was that the fuel tank was located between the driver's cockpit and the engine.
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. 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.
Complete Formula One results
|1974||Dalton-Amon International||Amon AF101||Cosworth V8||ARG||BRA||RSA||ESP||BEL||MON||SWE||NED||FRA||GBR||GER||AUT||ITA||CAN||USA||0||NC|
- Hodges, David (1990). A–Z of Formula Racing Cars. Bideford, UK: Bay View Books. p. 279. ISBN 1870979168.
- McMullen, Jeremy. "1974 Amon AF101". conceptcarz.com. Retrieved 2014-07-05.
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