Surtees TS9

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Surtees TS9
Surtees TS9B
Surtees TS9B Goodwood 2008.jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorSurtees
Designer(s)John Surtees
Peter Connew
PredecessorSurtees TS7
SuccessorSurtees TS14
Technical specifications
ChassisAluminium alloy monocoque
EngineFord-Cosworth DFV 2993cc V8 naturally aspirated Mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
TransmissionHewland FG400 5-speed manual
FuelBP
Duckhams
FINA
Shell
TyresFirestone
Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrantsTeam Surtees
Notable driversUnited Kingdom John Surtees
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United Kingdom Mike Hailwood
Germany Rolf Stommelen
Debut1971 South African Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
25000
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.

The Surtees TS9 was a Formula One car used by Surtees during the 1971, 1972 and 1973 Formula One seasons. It was designed by John Surtees and Peter Connew.[1][2][3][4]

Racing history[edit]

1971-1973: Surtees[edit]

The TS9 made its debut at the 1971 South African Grand Prix, Only one chassis was available for English driver/owner John Surtees but he retired with a gearbox problem.[5] A second car was available for German Rolf Stommelen for Spain but the German retired with fuel pressure failure and Surtees finished 11th,[6] At the Monaco Grand Prix Stommelen finished sixth and Surtees seventh.[7] For Holland the Englishman finished fifth and the German was disqualified for being push-started by marshals after he spun.[8] At the French Grand Prix Surtees finished eighth and Stommelen 11th.[9] Derek Bell joined Stommelen and Surtees For Britain. Bell retired and Stommelen finished fifth with Surtees sixth,[10] At the German Grand Prix, the Englishman finished seventh and the German tenth.[11] In Austria, the Englishman retired with engine failure and the German finished seventh.[12] English driver Mike Hailwood joined Stommelen and Surtees for the Italian Grand Prix and finished fourth. Stommelen retired with an accident after the start and Surtees also retired with engine failure.[13] In Canada, the Englishman finished 11th and the German retired with overheating.[14] Two changes followed, Stommelen was replaced by American Sam Posey and Hailwood returned to join Surtees before the United States Grand Prix. Hailwood finished 15th, Surtees 17th and Posey retired with piston failure.[15]

The Surtees team updated the TS9 into the TS9B but used a different driver lineup. John Surtees retired from driving to take on the management side of the team and hired Australian Tim Schenken and Italian Andrea de Adamich. The season began with the 1972 Argentine Grand Prix, Schenken finished fifth and de Adamich retired with fuel system failure.[16] Englishman Mike Hailwood joined Schenken and de Adamich for South Africa. The Italian was ten laps down and was not classified. The Englishman retired with broken suspension and the Australian also retired with engine failure.[17] The Spanish Grand Prix saw de Adamich fourth, Schenken eighth and Hailwood retire with an electrical fault.[18] At Monaco, the Italian finished seventh but the Englishman and the Australian both retired with accidents in the wet weather.[19] The Belgian Grand Prix saw Hailwood fourth, Schenken retire with overheating and de Adamich also retire with engine failure.[20] At France, the Englishman finished sixth, the Italian 14th and the Australian 17th.[21] All three drivers retired at the British Grand Prix, Schenken with broken suspension, Hailwood with a broken gearbox and de Adamich with an accident.[22] At Germany, the Italian finished 13th, the Australian 14th and the Englishman retired with broken suspension.[23] The Austrian Grand Prix saw Hailwood fourth, Schenken 11th and de Adamich 14th,[24] At Italy, the Englishman finished second, the Italian retired with brake failure and the Australian also retired when he spun off.[25] Surtees only entered Schenken and de Adamich for the Canadian Grand Prix. Schenken finished seventh and de Adamich retired with a broken gearbox.[26] For the United States, Schenken drove the Surtees TS14 and Hailwood returned but finished 17th after an accident and de Adamich retired also through accident.[27]

The TS9B was only entered twice in 1973 as the team concentrated on the Surtees TS14A The TS9B was entered at the 1973 Brazilian Grand Prix with Brazilian driver Luiz Bueno and finished 12th.[28] De Adamich returned for South Africa and finished eighth, in the last race for the TS9B.[29]

1972:Team Gunston[edit]

Team Gunston bought a TS9 from Surtees and hired Rhodesian John Love for the 1972 South African Grand Prix. He finished 16th despite having an accident caused by a puncture.

1972:Champcar Inc.[edit]

Champcar Inc. brought a TS9B from Surtees and hired American Sam Posey for the 1972 United States Grand Prix who finished 12th.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key) (results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engines Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Points WCC
1971 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees Ford Cosworth DFV
3.0 V8
F RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA 8 8th
John Surtees Ret 11 7 5 8 6 7 Ret Ret 11 17
Auto Motor Und Sport Team Surtees Rolf Stommelen Ret 6 DSQ 11 5 10 7 DNS Ret
Team Surtees Derek Bell Ret
Mike Hailwood 4 15
Gijs van Lennep DNS
Sam Posey Ret
1972 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees Ford Cosworth DFV
3.0 V8
F ARG RSA ESP MON BEL FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA 18 5th
Mike Hailwood Ret Ret Ret 4 6 Ret Ret 4 2 17
Tim Schenken 5 Ret 8
Team Surtees Ret Ret 14 11 Ret 7
Flame Out Team Surtees 17 Ret
Ceramica Pagnossin Team Surtees Andrea de Adamich Ret NC 4 7 Ret 14 Ret 13 14 Ret Ret Ret
Champcar Inc. G Sam Posey 12
Team Gunston John Love 16
1973 Team Surtees Ford Cosworth DFV
3.0 V8
F ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE FRA GBR NED GER AUT ITA CAN USA 7 7th
Luiz Bueno 12
Ceramica Pagnossin Team Surtees Andrea de Adamich 8

Non-Championship Formula One results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engines Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1971 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F ARG ROC QUE SPR INT RIN OUL VIC
United Kingdom John Surtees 3 Ret 12 3 1 6
Auto Motor Und Sport Team Surtees Germany Rolf Stommelen 7
Team Surtees United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Ret
1972 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F ROC BRA INT OUL REP VIC
United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 2 Ret 9
Australia Tim Schenken 5
Team Surtees 3
Italy Andrea de Adamich DNA 2 3
Sweden Reine Wisell DNA
United Kingdom John Surtees 3
Brazil Carlos Pace 2
1973 Hesketh Racing Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F ROC INT
United Kingdom James Hunt 3

References[edit]

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