Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1971, Henri Pesacrolo, March, Quartzo

1971 March 711 Pescarolo

Very distinctive 711 was the second Formula 1 car produced by Macrh Engineering. The design was radically changed comparing to the 1970 March 701. The 711 had side-mounted radiators and inboard front brakes, although been moved outboard later in the season. But the most distinguished feature of the car was aerodynamics developed by Frank Costin. The very large elliptic front wing described as the Spitfire (for its shape) or “tea-tray” (for its elevation from the car), high cockpit sides merging into a head fairing, full engine cover and rear airfoil make the car very aerodynamically efficient. STP Corporation disbanded its own team, but continued to support the works team. Ken Tyrrell’s team started to use his own cars, so the main private entrant of the 711 was Frank Williams sponsored by oil company Motul and toys and scale models manufacturer Politoys. Williams signed former works Matra driver Henri Pescarolo. The team was very short of money, but 711 chassis and abilities of Pescarolo resulted in two finishes in the points – 4th in British Grand Prix and 6th in Austria.

1971F1WCBritish GP
Driver No.Entrant
Henri Pescarolo26Frank Williams Racing Cars
Scale ManufacturerCollection
Cat. No.QualityRarity
913 out of 2500 pcs
Limited Edition

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