Tecno company was founded in 1962 by Luciano and Gianfranco Pederzani, and quickly progressed from a kart manufacturer to a leading Formula 2 contender at the end of 1960s. When Clay Regazzoni won Formula 2 championship in 1970, Tecno decided that it’s time to go to Formula 1. The team backed by Martini & Rossi, a famous manufacturer of vermouth and sparkling wine, choose a hard way to design not only the new chassis, but also an original engine. Like Ferrari and Alfa Romeo, Tecno constructed a 180 degree V12 Italian-style engine developed 460 bhp at 11,000 rpm. The chassis also followed Italian traditions and was made up of a spaceframe covered in aluminium. The engine and Hewland gearbox were directly bolted on the chassis’ bulkhead and served as a fully stressed member. Italian Nanni Galli and British Derek Bell were the Tecno drivers. Both had experience in formula or sports car racing, and some previous appearances in F1. During the 1972 season, Galli and Bell shared the car but neither managed to score points.
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