Lyncar was a Formula One constructor from the United Kingdom. They participated in only two grands prix, the 1974 and 1975 British Grands Prix, entering a total of two cars.

Lyncar's founder Martin Slater had built and raced his own cars in junior formulae[1] before becoming a designer for Lola, Brabham and March.[1] In 1971, Slater built a car to enter the British Formula Atlantic Championship, the first of a series of machines which led to the Lyncar 005 with which McLaren engine-builder and amateur racer John Nicholson won the 1973 and 1974 championships.[1]

Based upon success in Formula Atlantic, Nicholson commissioned a Formula One chassis from Slater. Nicholson had by then established his own engine building business and was unable to spare the time for a full Grand Prix season.[2] He entered non-championship races and the British Grand Prix in both 1974 and 1975, qualifying for the latter.[1] He was classified 17th (five laps behind) despite crashing in the heavy storm at the end of the race.[2]

The car was later updated and entered for Emilio de Villota in the Shellsport International Series, winning a round in 1977 at Mallory Park.[1]

Lyncar as a Formula One constructor
Founder(s)Martin Slater
Formula One World Championship career
EnginesFord V8
EntrantsPinch (Plant) Ltd. (John Nicholson)
First entry1974 British Grand Prix
Last entry1975 British Grand Prix
Races entered2 (1 start)
Race victories0
Constructors' Championships0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0

Complete Formula One World Championship results


Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Points WCC
1974 Pinch (Plant) Ltd Lyncar 006 Ford V8 F ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA 0 NC
New Zealand John Nicholson 29 DNQ
1975 Pinch (Plant) Ltd. Lyncar 006 Ford V8 G ARG BRA RSA ESP MON BEL SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA USA 0 NC
New Zealand John Nicholson 32 17


  1. ^ a b c d e "CONSTRUCTORS: LYNCAR". Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 269. ISBN 0851127029.
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