Apollon was a Formula One racing car constructor from Switzerland. The team participated in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix but failed to qualify. The team was formed by racing driver Loris Kessel.
|Noted drivers||Loris Kessel|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|First entry||1977 Italian Grand Prix|
|Races entered||1 (no starts) |
|Final entry||1977 Italian Grand Prix|
After Loris Kessel had left John Macdonald's RAM team, he approached Frank Williams for a drive at his team. Williams had no place left for Kessel, but could sell him an old car, the FW03. Kessel agreed and approached the Swiss Jolly Club of Switzerland, that was successful in touring cars and rallying. Kessel also hired ex-Ferrari designer Giacomo Caliri. In his FLY-studio the FW03 was heavily updated. The result was a car with a striking long nose and radiators placed directly in front of the front wheel suspension. Painted in fresh yellow and white colours the former FW03 was a nice looking car. The car was renamed the Apollon Fly, named after the sponsor of the project, a pharmacist. However, it took a long time before the Apollon actually appeared on the track. Jolly Club tried to race in Belgium, France, Austria and the Netherlands. However, in Belgium and France, Kessel had transport problems. At Monza the Apollon finally appeared. Because not enough pit boxes were available, the Swiss had to settle for a place in the open air, a clumsy scene. In the untested car Kessel was way too slow and when he went off track in the final qualifying session, the adventure was finally over.
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Apollon may refer to:
Apollo, ancient Greek god of light, healing and poetry
Apollon (Formula One), Formula One constructor
Apollon Kalamarias, Greek football club
Apollon Athens, a Greek football club from Athens
Apollon Limassol, Cypriot football club
Apollon Musagète, a 1928 ballet by Igor Stravinsky
Apollon (strongman) (1862–1928), famous 19th-century French strongman
Apollon (ship), transatlantic luxury liner and cruise ship
Dave Apollon (1898–1972), Russian mandolin player
Apollon (GUI), a giFT front-end
MV Navios Apollon, a Ultra-Handymax bulk carrier vessel
Apollon Patras, a sporting club
Apollon, Russian literary journal (1909-1917)
Although World Championship races held in 1952 and 1953 were run to Formula Two regulations, constructors who only participated during this period are included herein to maintain Championship continuity.
Constructors whose only participation in the World Championship was in the Indianapolis 500 races between 1950 and 1960 are not listed.