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.

SeasonSeriesEvent
1972F1WCBritish GP
Driver No.Entrant
Nanni Galli30Martini Racing
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43IXOFormula 1 Auto Collection
Cat. No.QualityRarity
No. 119