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Walter Wolf Racing

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Team Principles Walter Wolf CND
Designers Harvey Postlethwaite GBR

Wolf Racing History & Team Record

After an unsuccessful affiliation with Frank Williams in 1976, Canadian oil magnate Walter Wolf founded his own team on June 5th 1976 and won the very first Grand Prix they competed in, the 1977 Argentine GP, thanks to a the former Hesketh 308C chassis design and the skill of Jody Scheckter. After a very successful first season, they were unable to repeat their form in 1978, when a second car for American Indycar ace Bobby Rahal was used on a couple of occassions. For 1979, Scheckter was snapped up by Ferrari and won the World Championship, while Wolf employed former World Champion James Hunt. He drove only the first seven races before abruptly retiring, so the team brought in Keke Rosberg (another future World Champion!) to drive the remaining seven. At the end of the '79 season the team was dispanded with most of the operation being re-absorbed by Williams, while designer Harvey Postlethwaite moved to Fittipaldi before achieving considerable success with Ferrari and Tyrrell.

Year Chassis Engine Tyre # / Driver Start Win Pole F Lap Pts Pos
1977 WR1 Ford DFV V8 GY 20 J Scheckter

17

3

1

2

55

4th

1978 WR1
WR5
Ford DFV V8 GY 20 J Scheckter
21 Rahal (2 races)

16

0

0

0

24

5th

1979 WR7 Ford DFV V8 GY 20 Hunt / Rosberg

14

0

0

0

0

-

       

TOTAL

47 3 1 2 79  

 


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