Martin Slater

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26 Jun 1936
Windsor, Berkshire


Great Britain


Lyncar (1974-1975)

Still works as an independent designer and engineer, although he's largely retired now. Ran the Lyncar engineering firm for many years after the Formula 1 attempt. Slater, whose first name is actually Harold, also worked as a design engineer for Lola, March, Brabham and McLaren but also designed Formula Junior cars. Through Lyncar, Martin also worked on sportscars and the movie industry, but he initially got into racing as a driver, competing in Formula Junior and Formula 3. Slater was based in Berkshire for many years but later moved the business to Llandeilo, in Carmarthenshire, Wales, where he ran his engineering consultancy for some time. He is still based there and tinkers with cars to his day.

Biography last updated 14 May 2018