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Team Principle Gunter Schmidt GER (1977-84)
Designers Robin Herd GBR (1978-79)
John Gentry GBR (1978-79)
Nigel Stroud GBR (1980)
Gustav Brunner GER (1980, 1983-84)
Herve Guilpin FRA (1981-82)
Tim Wardrop GBR (1982)

ATS History & Team Record

German alloy wheel pioneer Gunter Schmidt resurrected the marque, "Automobili Turisimo e Sport" in 1977 when he purchased most of the assets of Roger Penske's F1 operation. His operation supported many Germanic drivers, like Jochen Mass, Hans Stuck, Marc Surer and Gerhard Berger in Formula One, but despite investing large amounts of money (for example, the BMW turbo engines for 1983) and many technical innovations (the D7 was one of the first carbon fiber chassis), the team never achieved any success on the track. Schmidt finally pulled the plug on the operation at the end of 1984 and many of his personnel moved to the then new Zakspeed team, although the lure of F1 would see Schmidt reappear a few years later leading the Rial team. 

Year Chassis Engine Tyre # / Drivers Start Win Pole F Lap Pts Pos
1977 Penske PC4 Ford DFV V8 GY 34 Jarier
35 Binder / Heyer

10

0

0

0

0

-

1978 HS1 Ford DFV V8 GY 9 Mass / Bleekemolen
10 Jarier /
Rosberg

11

0

0

0

0

-

1979 D2 Ford DFV V8 GY 9 Stuck

12

0

0

0

2

11th

1980 D4 Ford DFV V8 GY 9 Lammers / Surer

12

0

0

0

0

-

1981 D5 Ford DFV V8 MI/AV 9 Borgudd / Lammers

9

0

0

0

1

=12th

1982 D5 Ford DFV V8 MI 9 M Winkelhock
10 Salazar

15

0

0

0

4

12th

1983 D6 BMW M12/13 F4t GY 9 M Winkelhock

14

0

0

0

0

-

1984 D7 BMW M12/13 F4t PI 14 M Winkelhock
31
Berger

15

0

0

0

0

-

       

TOTALS:

98 0 0 0 7  

 

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