Tec-Mec

Tec-Mec (full name Studio Tecnica Meccanica) was a Formula One constructor from Italy. Founded by former Maserati designer Valerio Colotti in 1958, they participated in a single Grand Prix, scoring no World Championship points.

Tec-Mec used an improved, lightened version of the Maserati 250F, named the F415. The car was upgraded by the 250F's designer, Colotti, and financed by Lloyd Casner of Camoradi International. The team made its single outing in the 1959 United States Grand Prix, but the car, driven by Fritz d'Orey lasted six laps before retiring, having qualified 17th on the grid ahead of only the midget racer of Rodger Ward.[1]

Colotti sold the design studio at the end of the year, and the company continued to produce cars for the Formula Junior series.

Maserati TecMec
Maserati TecMec 415
Tec-Mec
Full nameStudio Tecnica Meccanica
Founder(s)Valerio Colotti
Noted driversBrazil Fritz d'Orey
Formula One World Championship career
First entry1959 United States Grand Prix
Races entered1
EnginesMaserati straight-six
Constructors'
Championships
0
Drivers'
Championships
0
Race victories0
Podiums0
Points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Final entry1959 United States Grand Prix

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyres Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points WCC
1959 Camoradi Tec-Mec F415 Maserati L6 D MON 500 NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA 0 -
Fritz d'Orey Ret
Source:[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ MJT (January 1960). "The first grand prix of the United States". Motor Sport magazine archive. p. 16. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  2. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 272. ISBN 0851127029.
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Valerio Colotti (Modena, 1925 - 19 January 2008) was an Italian automotive engineer, known for his early work with Ferrari and Maserati chassis and transmission systems.

He joined Ferrari in 1948, working under Aurelio Lampredi, followed by employment with Maserati (1953–1957), until the company dropped factory works racing. In 1958 he started his own company, known as Tec-Mec (Studio Tecnica Meccanica).

Tec-Mec, assisted by Giorgio Scarlatti, attempted at the tipo F/415 Formula One car, mostly based on the Maserati 250F, in which Colotti had been deeply involved. There was cooperation with Behra-Porsche (1959) and others such as

Stirling Moss, who failed in his racing with Cooper T51, fitted with Colotti's, unfortunately rather unreliable, gearboxes.

Colotti's cooperation with Alf Francis lead to the widely used in competition Colotti-Francis gearbox systems.

With Wolfgang von Trips he designed the Trips-Colotti-Auto Union (TCA), and later their transmissions

were used in Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale (1967).

The company is now called Colotti Trasmissioni and is run by his sons Marco and Paolo.

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