The Zakspeed 871 was a Formula One car designed by Chris Murphy and Heinz Zollner and raced by Zakspeed in the 1987 Formula One season. The car was powered by the team's own 1.5 litre, 1500/4 straight 4 turbo engine, which was rated at about 820 bhp (611 kW; 831 PS) for the season. Martin Brundle had moved after 3 years at Tyrrell to be Zakspeed's lead driver, in a virtual driver swap with Jonathan Palmer, who had left Zakspeed after two seasons to drive for Tyrrell. Brundle was joined by former Formula 3000 champion Christian Danner, who had moved from Arrows.
|Chassis||Carbon fibre Monocoque|
|Suspension (front)||Double wishbones, pullrods|
|Suspension (rear)||Double wishbones, pullrods|
|Axle track||Front: 1,800 mm (71 in)|
Rear: 1,670 mm (66 in)
|Wheelbase||2,800 mm (110 in)|
|Engine||Zakspeed 1500/4 1,495 cc (91.2 cu in), Straight 4, turbo (4.0 Bar limited), mid-engine, longitudinally mounted|
|Transmission||Hewland / Zakspeed 6-speed manual|
|Weight||560 kg (1,230 lb)|
|Fuel||Wintershall / Castrol|
|Notable entrants||West Zakspeed Racing|
|Notable drivers||9. Martin Brundle|
10. Christian Danner
|Debut||1987 San Marino Grand Prix|
After using the 861 for the first race in Brazil, the 871 made its debut in Brundle's hands at the San Marino Grand Prix where he qualified 15th and scored 2 points for finishing 5th. This happened to be the only time that Zakspeed would ever score a point during their time in Formula One.
The team's main sponsor was German tobacco company West.
Complete Formula One resultsEdit
|1987||West Zakspeed Racing||Zakspeed 1500/4