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HSCC Historic Formula 1 Race

Brands Hatch, 12 Jun 1983

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 John Brindley Tyrrell 008 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 Bell & Colvill Ltd
15 11m 16.4s
96.09 mph
2 Mike Littlewood Ensign N177 [MN09] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Ken Moore
15 11m 23.6s
3 John Narcisi Surtees TS19 [04] - Cosworth DFV V8
#21 Ken Moore (see note 1)
15 12m 00.6s
4 Brian Cocks McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Atlantic Computer Leasing
14
DNSP John Foulston McLaren M29C [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 Atlantic Computer Leasing (see note 2)
Did not start (retired on parade lap)
DNS Mike Wilds (libre) 3.8-litre Williams FW07C [15] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Colin Bennett Racing (see note 3)
Did not start
(metering unit)
DNA TBA McLaren M19C [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 Ken Moore
Did not arrive

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Surtees TS19 [04] (John Narcisi): Alan Jones received a new car, Surtees TS19/04, in time for the 1976 Austrian GP, and raced this for the rest of the season. It was raced by Vittorio Brambilla in the South American races at the start of 1977, before being sold to Olympus Cameras for Divina Galica to race in Shellsport Group 8. It was acquired by Alo Lawler in 1978, but was quickly sold to John Cooper, then to Robin Smith. Smith updated it to "TS20S" specification in 1980, and added sports car bodywork for a couple of Can-Am events in 1981. It was sold to Ken Moore and then Rod Tolhurst, both of whom ran it in HSCC F1 in 1983 for Willie Green and John Narcisi. Its next seven owners did not race it, but it returned to competition in TGP in 1999, then raced regularly until 2012. It returned for Monaco in 2016.
  2. McLaren M29C [2] (John Foulston): After the McLaren M28s were abondoned, McLaren M29/2 was new at the 1979 German GP for Patrick Tambay. It was updated to M29B then M29C specification for John Watson in 1980, then to M29F spec in 1981 as a spare car. Arnold Glass then bought this and a sister M29C for British F1 in August 1981, retaining it as a spare for 1982. It was then sold to John Foulston, who raced it in HSCC F1 in 1983 and 1984. It was then sold to an Italian owner, and remained in Italy for many years. It returned to competition in Masters F1 with its new owner in early 2018.
  3. Williams FW07C [15] (Mike Wilds): Built new in 1981, Williams FW07C/15 was raced by Alan Jones at Monaco, and by Keke Rosberg at Long Beach in 1982. It was then sold to Colin Bennett Racing and fitted with a 3.8-litre DFV for Mike Wilds to race in the 1983 British Open series. Wilds won the first race, only for the series to be cancelled. The car was converted to Can-Am spec for 1984, but was wrecked by Walter Lechner at Trois-Rivières. Rebuilt on a new chassis, it was a rental car in Interserie before being crashed again. Lechner sold it to an American who raced it in US historic racing (HGP) from 1992 to 1995. Five subsequent owners have raced it in HGP, TGP and Masters F1.

Sources

Note that the identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' published results.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 23 Jun 1983 pp60-61 and entry list from programme.