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The Surtees TS16 was a Formula One car used by Surtees during the 1974, 1975 and 1976 Formula One seasons. It was designed by John Surtees.[1][2]

Surtees TS16
Surtees TS16.jpg
1974 Surtees TS16 at Silverstone Classic in 2011.
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorSurtees
Designer(s)John Surtees
PredecessorSurtees TS14
SuccessorSurtees TS19
Technical specifications
ChassisAluminium alloy monocoque
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) V8 naturally aspirated Mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
TransmissionHewland FG 400 5-speed manual
Tyres1974: Firestone
19751976: Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrantsTeam Surtees
Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees
Memphis International Team Surtees
Team Surtees with National Organs
AAW Racing
Shell Sport/Whiting
Notable driversBrazil José Carlos Pace
Germany Jochen Mass
United Kingdom Derek Bell
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
United Kingdom John Watson
Debut1974 Argentine Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
26000
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.

Contents

Racing historyEdit

1974–1975: SurteesEdit

The first race of the 1974 season was the 1974 Argentine Grand Prix. Surtees entered two cars for Brazilian José Carlos Pace and German Jochen Mass but both drivers retired, Pace with suspension failure and Mass with engine failure.[3] At Brazil, the Brazilian finished fourth and the German was 17th,[4] The South African Grand Prix saw Pace finish 11th and Mass retire with suspension failure.[5] At Spain the Brazilian finished 13th and the German retired with a broken gearbox.[6] Both drivers retired at the Belgian Grand Prix, Pace with a bad handling car and Mass with suspension failure.[7] at Monaco Mass did not start and Pace was involved in a collision towards Massenet with Jean-Pierre Beltoise (BRM), Denny Hulme (McLaren), Arturo Merzario (Iso–Marlboro), Vittorio Brambilla (March Engineering), Brian Redman (Shadow) and Tim Schenken (Trojan).[8] Both drivers retired at the Swedish Grand Prix, Pace with a bad handling car and Mass with suspension failure. Pace parted company with the team after the race, falling out with team boss and designer, John Surtees.[9] The team only entered Mass for Holland who retired with transmission failure.[10] Mass retired with clutch failure at the French Grand Prix and new teammate José Dolhem disappointed the home crowd by failing to qualify.[11] Dolhem was replaced at the Britain by Englishman Derek Bell but he disappointed the home crowd by failing to qualify and the German finished 14th.[12] The German Grand Prix saw Bell 11th and Mass retire with engine failure, disappointing his home crowd.[13] Mass was replaced by Frenchman Jean-Pierre Jabouille for Austria but he and the Englishman failed to qualify. The team also entered Austrian Dieter Quester who finished ninth.[14] Dolhem and Bell failed to qualify for the Italian Grand Prix.[15] Dolhem was replaced by Austrian Helmuth Koinigg for Canada who finished tenth but Bell failed to qualify.[16] Bell was replaced by Dolhem for the United States Grand Prix who withdrew on lap twenty five after Koinigg crashed on lap ten probably due to a deflating rear tire. On impact with the Armco barrier, the bottom rail gave way but the top one did not, and Koinigg had no chance and was decapitated.[17] Surtees ended the season in 11th with three points but low on money for 1975, the team pared back to a single car for Englishman John Watson.

The first race of 1975 was the 1975 Argentine Grand Prix and Watson was stranded with a loose fuel-pipe and was disqualified after attempting trackside repairs.[18] At Brazil the Englishman finished tenth.[19] Watson retired with Clutch failure at the South African Grand Prix.[20] The Englishman finished Eighth at Spain.[21] Watson Spun off at the Monaco Grand Prix.[22] The Englishman finished tenth at Belgian.[23] Watson finished 16th at the Swedish Grand Prix.[24] The Englishman retired with Vibrations at Holland.[25] Watson finished 16th at the French Grand Prix.[26] At Britain the Englishman finished 11th After he, Patrick Depailler (Tyrrell) and Mark Donohue, (Penske entered (March) went off at Stowe, The team also entered Dave Morgan who finished 18th After he, Wilson Fittipaldi (Fittipaldi), John Nicholson, (Lyncar), Brian Henton, (Lotus), Tony Brise (Hill), Carlos Pace (Brabham), Jody Scheckter (Tyrrell) and James Hunt (Hesketh) went off at Club.[27] The team skipped Germany and Raced at Austria with Watson and finished tenth. After the race was there was discussion between the Grand Prix Drivers' Association and the race officials as to whether the race should continue-it was brought to a halt on lap 29 due to rain.[28] The Team skipped the Italian and United States Grand Prix to focus on 1976 and the TS16 was replaced by the Surtees TS19

1974: AAW RacingEdit

Antti Aarnio-Wihuri formed AAW Racing Team and bought a TS16 from Surtees, He hired Finnish driver Leo Kinnunen who was entered at the 1974 Belgian Grand Prix but failed to qualify. It was next entered in Sweden and the Finnish driver retired with engine failure. It was entered for the French and British Grand Prix and both times Kinnunen failed to qualify. It was finally entered in Austria and Italy and both times the Finnish driver failed to qualify. Lack of funding then forced the team to retire from Formula One.

1976: Shell Sport/WhitingEdit

Shellsport/Whiting was a team formed by Nick Whiting and using Shell fuel. The Team bought a TS16 for Divina Galica to drive at the British Grand Prix where she failed to qualify.[29]

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key) (results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engines Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1974 Team Surtees
Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA 3 11th
José Carlos Pace Ret 4 11 13 Ret Ret Ret
Jochen Mass Ret 17 Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret
Derek Bell DNQ 11 DNQ DNQ DNQ
José Dolhem DNQ DNQ Ret
Jean-Pierre Jabouille DNQ
Helmut Koinigg 10 Ret
Memphis International Team Surtees Dieter Quester 9
AAW Racing Leo Kinnunen DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
1975 Team Surtees Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G ARG BRA RSA ESP MON BEL SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA USA 0 14th
John Watson DSQ 10 Ret 8 Ret 10 16 Ret 13 11 10
Team Surtees with National Organs Dave Morgan 18
1976 Shellsport/
Whiting
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G BRA RSA USW ESP BEL MON SWE FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA JPN 7 10th
Divina Galica DNQ

Non-championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3
1974 Team Surtees
Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F PRE ROC INT
  Jochen Mass 4 DNS 2
  Carlos Pace 9
1975 Team Surtees Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G ROC INT SUI
  John Watson 2 4 5

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