|Full name||Derrington-Francis ATS|
|Noted drivers||Mário de Araújo Cabral|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|First entry||1964 Italian Grand Prix|
|Final entry||1964 Italian Grand Prix|
Derrington-Francis Racing Team was a short-lived Formula One team from Britain. It 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.[dead link] The car, named the Derrington-Francis ATS after the team's founders, featured a spaceframe chassis, a short wheelbase and square-shaped aluminium body panels.
The car made its début in the 1964 Italian Grand Prix, where it was driven by Portuguese driver Mario de Araujo Cabral. 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. 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.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
|Mário de Araújo Cabral||Ret|
- Stiel, Simon (2006-12-06). "Rebels Without Speed". Formula One Rejects. Retrieved 2011-06-01.
- Muelas, Felix; Diepraam, Mattijs. "Probably not Alf Francis' finest...". 8W. FORIX. Retrieved 2011-06-01.
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- "Results from Formula1.com".