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The Surtees TS7 was a Formula One car used by Surtees during the 1970 and 1971 Formula One seasons. It was designed by John Surtees, Shahab Ahmed and Peter Connew.[1][2]

Surtees TS7
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CategoryFormula One
ConstructorSurtees
Designer(s)John Surtees
Shahab Ahmed
Peter Connew
SuccessorSurtees TS9
Technical specifications
ChassisAluminium alloy monocoque
EngineFord-Cosworth DFV 2993cc V8 naturally aspirated Mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
TransmissionHewland DG300 5-speed manual
FuelBP
TyresFirestone
Competition history
Notable entrantsTeam Surtees
Notable driversUnited Kingdom John Surtees
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United Kingdom Brian Redman
Germany Rolf Stommelen
Debut1970 British Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
9000
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.

Contents

Racing historyEdit

1970-1971: SurteesEdit

Surtees was formed by John Surtees after he left BRM to start his own team. He bought a McLaren M7C so that he could use it until the TS7 was ready. The car made its debut at the 1970 British Grand Prix with Surtees driving. He qualified 19th and retired with an oil pressure failure.[3] In Germany, Surtees qualified 15th and was classified in ninth, although his race ended in an engine failure.[4] The Austrian Grand Prix saw Surtees qualify 12th and retire when his engine blew.[5] In Italy, the Englishman qualified 10th and retired when an electrical failure stalled the car at the start.[6] The Canadian Grand Prix saw Surtees qualify and finish fifth.[7] The team owner was joined by Derek Bell as a driver for the United States Grand Prix. Surtees qualified eighth and Bell 13th. The 1964 World Champion retired when his engine blew and Bell finished sixth.[8] In Mexico, the team only entered Surtees. He qualified 15th and finished eighth.[9]

The Surtees team had scored three World Championship points, earning them eighth place in the Constructors' Championship standings.

The 1971 South African Grand Prix saw Team Surtees enter Surtees in the Surtees TS9, and Brian Redman and Rolf Stommelen in TS7s. Stommelen qualified 15th and Redman qualified 17th. Stommelen finished 12th and Redman seventh.[10] Following this race the team elected to concentrate on the TS9.

The Surtees team scored eight World Championship points, earning them eighth place in the Constructors' Championship for the second consecutive season.

1971: Stichting Autoraces NederlandEdit

Stichting Autoraces Nederland bought a TS7 from Surtees and entered the 1971 Dutch Grand Prix with local driver Gijs van Lennep. He qualified 21st and finished eighth.[11]

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 Points WCC
1970 Team Surtees Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA MEX 3 8th
John Surtees Ret 9 Ret Ret 5 Ret 8
Derek Bell 6
1971 Auto Motor Und Sport Team Surtees Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA 8* 8th
Rolf Stommelen 12
Team Surtees Brian Redman 7
Stichting Autoraces Nederland Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F Gijs van Lennep 8
Source:[12]

* All points scored using the Surtees TS9.

Non-Championship Formula One resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Engines Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1970 Team Surtees Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F ROC INT OUL
John Surtees 1
1971 Auto Motor Und Sport Team Surtees Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F ARG ROC QUE SPR INT RIN OUL VIC
Rolf Stommelen 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Surtees TS7". Stats F1. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Surtees Ford". Jonathan Davies. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Grand Prix results, British GP 1970". grandprix.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Grand Prix results, German GP 1970". grandprix.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Grand Prix results, Austrian GP 1970". grandprix.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Grand Prix results, Italian GP 1970". grandprix.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Grand Prix results, Canadian GP 1970". grandprix.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Grand Prix results, United States GP 1970". grandprix.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Grand Prix results, Mexican GP 1970". grandprix.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Grand Prix results, South African GP 1971". grandprix.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Grand Prix results, Dutch GP 1970". grandprix.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  12. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. pp. 52, 309, 227, 363 and 371. ISBN 0851127029.