Mike MacDowel

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.

Mike MacDowel
Born(1932-09-13)13 September 1932
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Died19 January 2016(2016-01-19) (aged 83)
Cheltenham, England
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years1957
TeamsCooper
Entries1
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1957 French Grand Prix
Last entry1957 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 – and in both that season and the following year he won the British Hill Climb Championship.

He died on 19 January 2016.[1]

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1957 Cooper Car Company Cooper T43 Climax Straight-4 ARG MON 500 FRA
7*
GBR GER PES ITA NC 0
* Indicates shared drive with Jack Brabham

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pye, Marcus (23 January 2016). "Obituary: F1, hillclimb and sportscar racer Michael MacDowel". autosport.com. Autosport. Retrieved 1 May 2017.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nicholas Williamson
British Hill Climb Champion
1973–1974
Succeeded by
Roy Lane