Ensign
Team Principle Rikky von Opel LCH (1973-74)
Morris Nunn
GBR (1974-82)
Designers Morris Nunn GBR (1973-79)
Dave Baldwin GBR (1976-78)
Ralph Bellamy GBR (1980-81)
Nigel Bennett GBR (1980-83)

Ensign History & Team Record

Liechtenstein businessman and racing driver Rikky von Opel commissioned Morris Nunn to build him a Formula One car in 1973 and it first appeared at the Spanish GP. The team ran a limited program, but after the first race of the 1874 season, Von Opel left the team for a chance to drive the second works Brabham. He was not a success and Brabham replaced him later in the season with Carlos Pace. Morris Nunn took over complete control of the team and ran it on a shoestring budget for many years, without any major success. At the end of the 1982 season the team merged with Teddy Yip's Theodore operation and then dispanded at the end of 1983.

Year Chassis Engine Tyre # / Drivers Start Win Pole F Lap Pts Pos
1973 N173 Ford DFV V8 FI von Opel

6

0

0

0

0

-

1974 N174 Ford DFV V8 FI 22 Schuppan / Wilds

6

0

0

0

0

-

1975 N175
N174
Ford DFV V8 GY 31 Wunderink / van Lennep
32 Amon
(2 races)

8

0

0

0

1

13th

1976 N176
N175
Ford DFV V8 GY 22 Amon / Neve / Binder / Ickx

14

0

0

0

2

12th

1977 N177 Ford DFV V8 GY 22 Regazzoni / Ickx (Monaco only)
23 Tambay (7 races)

16

0

0

0

10

10th

1978 N178 Ford DFV V8 GY 22 Daly / Ickx / Piquet / Ongais
23 Leoni / Lunger / Lees / Ertl

10

0

0

0

1

=13th

1979 N179 Ford DFV V8 GY 22 Daly / Surer / Gaillard

6

0

0

0

0

-

1980 N180 Ford DFV V8 GY 14 Regazzoni / Lammers / Needell

8

0

0

0

0

-

1981 N180B Ford DFV V8 GY 14 Salazar (8 races)/ Surer (6 races)
+ Londono (1 DNQ)

14

0

0

1

5

11th

1982 N182 Ford DFV V8 GY 14 Guerrero

8

0

0

0

0

-

1983 N183 Ford DFV V8 GY 33 Guerrero
34 Cecotto

13

0

0

0

1

12th

       

TOTAL

99 0 0 1 19  

 


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