McGuire (Formula One)

McGuire was a Formula One racing car constructor founded by Australian driver Brian McGuire. The team participated in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix but failed to qualify.

Brian McGuire first started to race in the British-based Shellsport G8 International Series in 1976, as a private entry with the Formula One-specification Williams FW04. He also entered the car for the 1976 British Grand Prix but was only listed as a reserve and never made it on to the track. For the 1977 season McGuire made extensive modifications to the Williams and it was entered for the 1977 British Grand Prix as the McGuire BM1. However, the car was uncompetitive in the special pre-qualifying sessions, slower than all the other entrants except Mikko Kozarowitzky who had an accident, and McGuire failed to make it through to the full qualifying sessions.[1] Brian McGuire was killed at the wheel of the car at Brands Hatch later in 1977.

McGuire
Full nameMcGuire
Founder(s)Brian McGuire
Noted driversAustralia Brian McGuire
Formula One World Championship career
First entry1977 British Grand Prix
Races entered1 (no starts)
EnginesCosworth V8
Race victories0
Points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Final entry1977 British Grand Prix

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Driver No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
1977 McGuire BM1 Ford Cosworth V8 G ARG BRA RSA USW ESP MON BEL SWE FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA USA CAN JPN 0 NC
Brian McGuire 45 DNPQ

References

  1. ^ "GRAND PRIX RESULTS: BRITISH GP, 1977". grandprix.com. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
Brian McGuire

Brian McGuire (13 December 1945 – 29 August 1977) was a racing driver and constructor from Australia.

McGuire (disambiguation)

McGuire may refer to:

McGuire (surname), people with the surname McGuire

McGuire Sisters, a singing trio in American popular music

McGuire (Formula One), 1977 Formula One constructor from Australia

McGuire, Arkansas, a ghost town

McGuire, Missouri, an unincorporated community

McGuire, Ohio, a ghost town

Mount McGuire, mountain in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

McGuire Island (disambiguation), two islands

McGuire Air Force Base, US Air Force base in Burlington County, New Jersey

McGuire Nuclear Generating Station, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Ronnie Peterson

Bengt Ronnie Peterson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrɔnːɪ ²peːtɛˌʂɔn]; 14 February 1944 – 11 September 1978) was a Swedish racing driver. Known by the nickname 'SuperSwede', he was a two-time runner-up in the FIA Formula One World Drivers' Championship.

Peterson began his motor racing career in kart racing, traditionally the discipline where the majority of race drivers begin their careers in open-wheel racing. After winning a number of karting titles, including two Swedish titles in 1963 and 1964, he moved on to Formula Three, where he won the Monaco Grand Prix Formula Three support race for the 1969 Grand Prix. Later that year he won the FIA European Formula 3 Championship and moved up into Formula One, racing for the March factory team. In his three-year spell with the team, he took six podiums, most of which were scored during the 1971 Formula One season in which he also finished as runner-up in the Drivers' Championship.

After seeing out his three-year contract at March, Peterson joined Colin Chapman's Team Lotus in the 1973 season, partnering defending champion Emerson Fittipaldi. During his first two seasons with Lotus, Peterson took seven victories, scoring a career-best 52 points in 1973. After a poor 1975 season, Peterson moved back to March and scored his final victory for the team at the 1976 Italian Grand Prix. After spending the 1977 season with Tyrrell, he moved back to Lotus for the 1978 season as number two driver to Mario Andretti. Peterson scored two wins, at the South African and Austrian Grand Prix races, and finished second in the Drivers' Championship standings despite his fatal first-lap accident at Monza during the Italian Grand Prix.

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