Shadow Racing Team
Headquarters  
Team Principles Don Nichols USA
Designers Vic Morris ENG (1980)
Chuck Graemiger ENG (1980)
John Baldwin
ENG (1979)
Dave Wass
ENG (1976-77)
Tony Southgate
ENG (1973-79)

Shadow History & Team Record

Beginning life in the Canadian American Challenge Cup (Can-Am), the Shadow team also entered F1 in 1973 with a car penned by former BRM designer, Tony Southgate and with extensive backing from American oil company, UOP. Regular Can-Am drivers, George Follmer and Jackie Oliver initially drove the cars together with a third entry for Brian Redman at the US GP. Unusually, the team also supplied chassis to former world champion Graham Hill's Embassy-Hill team for the 1973 season. 

Results were encouraging for the new team and they began 1974 optimistic of challenging for regular points. Shadow Can-Am regular Jean-Pierre Jarier partnered former McLaren driver, Peter Revson who qualified well for the first two races only to retire. While testing for the South African GP at Kyalami, Revson suffered a suspension failure and crashed heavily killing the American star instantly. Redman and Swede Bertil Roos filled the vacant seat at the forthcoming races until the team picked Englishman Tom Pryce to drive for the remaining eight races in the season.

Pryce's performances were good enough to be retained by the team for 1975 and the team started the season in sensational fashion by taking the pole for the opening round in Argentina, only to have mechanical problems sideline Jarier's car. As if to show it was no fluke Jarier also took the pole at the next race in Brazil, only to drop out while leading with eight laps to go. Accidents and mechanical failures plagued the team the rest of the season and despite another pole, this time for Pryce at the British GP, the team scored just 9.5 points (half points were awarded at the shortened Spanish GP).

 

Year Chassis Engine Tyre # / Drivers Start Win Pole F Lap Pts Pos
1973 DN1 Ford DFV V8 GY 16 Follmer
17 Oliver
31 Redman (USA only)

13

0

0

0

9

8th

1974 DN3
DN1
Ford DFV V8 GY 16 Revson / Redman / Roos / Pryce
17 Jarier

14

0

0

0

7

8th

1975 DN7
DN5
DN3
Matra V12
Ford DFV V8
GY 16 Pryce
17 Jarier

14

0

3

1

9.5

6th

1976 DN8
DN5B
Ford DFV V8 GY 16 Pryce
17 Jarier

16

0

0

1

10

8th

1977 DN8
DN5B
Ford DFV V8 GY 16 Pryce / Zorzi / Patrese / Oliver / Merzario / Jarier
17 Zorzi / Jones

17

1

0

0

23

7th

1978 DN9
DN8
Ford DFV V8 GY 16 Stuck
17 Regazzoni
39 Ongais (DNQ Long Beach & Netherlands)

17

0

0

0

6

11th

1979 DN9 Ford DFV V8 GY 17 Lammers
18 de Angelis

14

0

0

0

6

11th

1980 DN12
DN11
Ford DFV V8 GY 17 Johansson / Lees 
18 Kennedy

1

0

0

0

0

-

       

TOTAL

104 1 3 2 68.5 0

 


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