De Tomaso 505/38
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The De Tomaso 505/38 is a Formula One racing car model, designed by Gian Paolo Dallara for Italian car-manufacturer De Tomaso and raced during the 1970 Formula One season by Frank Williams Racing Cars.
|Designer(s)||Gian Paolo Dallara|
|Predecessor||F1 / 801|
|Engine||Ford Cosworth DFV 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) V8 NA mid-engined|
|Transmission||Hewland DG300 5 speed|
|Weight||563 kg (1,241.2 lb)|
|Notable entrants||Frank Williams Racing Cars|
|Notable drivers|| Piers Courage|
|Debut||1970 South African Grand Prix|
|n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to|
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.
The car was uncompetitive on debut, failing to finish or be classified the first four races of the year. Disaster struck at the following Dutch Grand Prix. Driver Piers Courage was killed in an accident that saw his De Tomaso 505 flip and catch fire. The loss deeply upset Williams; the distance the team principal now places between himself and his drivers has been attributed to this event.
Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit
|1970||Frank Williams Racing Cars||Ford Cosworth DFV
Non-Championship Formula One resultsEdit
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|1970||Frank Williams Racing Cars||Ford V8||D||ROC||INT||OUL|