Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1973, Johen Mass, Spark, Surtees

1973 Surtees TS14A Mass

The TS14 was designed by John Surtees and used by the Surtees team at the end of 1972 Formula One  season and in full 1973 season. It was a conventional 3-litre Formula 1 car built around an aluminium monococque chassis and powered by Ford Cosworth DFV engine. John Surtees retired from competitive driving in 1972, and his team lineup for the 1973 was former motorcycle champion, Englishman Mike Hailwood, and young Brazilian José Carlos Pace. The car was very unreliable and the majority of its starts ended with the retirement due to some technical problem. Only Pace was able to score points in the final part of the season, achieving a 3rd place podium position in the Austrian Grand Prix. The British Grand Prix saw Jochen Mass join Pace and Hailwood for a one off drive but all were eliminated in a massive first lap crash involved 13 cars. For Mass it was his debut race in Formula 1. Later that season Mass rejoined Surtees team for one off drives in Germany (7th) and USA (DNF).

1973F1WCBritish GP
Driver No.Entrant
Johen Mass31Team Surtees
Scale ManufacturerCollection
Cat. No.QualityRarity

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