Michael George Hartwell MacDowel (13 September 1932 – 19 January 2016) was an English racing driver who participated in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, the 1957 French Grand Prix on 7 July 1957, sharing his car with Jack Brabham. MacDowel did not score any championship points as he finished seventh (having qualified 15th and last), and points were only awarded to the first five finishers.
|Born||13 September 1932|
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
|Died||19 January 2016 (aged 83)|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|First entry||1957 French Grand Prix|
|Last entry||1957 French Grand Prix|
MacDowel was a keen amateur racer. After a break, he competed in hill climb events from 1968 until well after his 60th birthday. He set what was then the course record at Shelsley Walsh in 1973 (28.21 seconds for the 1000 yard course); further in both that season and the following year, he won the British Hill Climb Championship.
He died on 19 January 2016.
Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit
|1957||Cooper Car Company||Cooper T43||Climax Straight-4||ARG||MON||500||FRA
- * Indicates shared drive with Jack Brabham
Complete British Saloon Car Championship resultsEdit
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)
|1961||John Coombs Racing||Jaguar Mk II 3.8||D||SNE||GOO||AIN||SIL||CRY||SIL
|1963||John Coombs Racing||Jaguar Mk II 3.8||D||SNE||OUL||GOO||AIN||SIL||CRY||SIL
- ^ Pye, Marcus (23 January 2016). "Obituary: F1, hillclimb and sportscar racer Michael MacDowel". autosport.com. Autosport. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- ^ de Jong, Frank. "British Saloon Car Championship". History of Touring Car Racing 1952-1993. Retrieved 9 October 2022.