Amon AF1 was the only car produced by Chris Amon Racing, team founded by New Zeeland driver. The AF101 (also referred as AF1) designation deriving from A for Amon and F for Gordon Fowell, team co-founder. The car was a typical F1 design, developed by Fowell and Tom Boyce, featuring alumimium monococque and Ford-Coswotrth DFV engine. The unusual feature of the AF1 was that the fuel tank was located between the driver’s cockpit and the engine. The car driven by Amon himself debuted at the Spanish Grand Prix where Chris qualified 23rd but retired due to disc brakes problems. Then the car appeared at Monaco Grand Prix, but after qualifying 23rd Amon was unable to start the race because of mechanical problems. The scale model by Spark represents Amon AF1 from this race. Then after a couple of DNQ by Amon and his Australian fellow driver Larry Perkins the Amon F1 project was closed.
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