Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1981, ATS, Slim Borgudd, Villa Model

1981 ATS HSG1 Borgudd

Ex-ABBA drummer Slim Borgudd  made his Formula 1 debut in 1981 in ATS team sponsored by his former pop-music  band. Borgudd drove last year model ATS D4 at his debut race in San Marino GP, which was replaced by new HSG1 since the next round, the Belgian Grand Prix. The HSG1 designed by Hervé Guilpin, Tim Wadrop, and Don Halliday was conventional F1 car of the time built around the aluminium monocoque and powered by Ford Cosworth DFV engine. The updated version used in 1982 was renamed as D5. Borgudd struggled in qualifying in the first 4 races in HSG1 and get to starting grid first time in Silverstone. The 1981 British Grand Prix turned out to be his best race and only point finish for Swede. Borgudd was classified 6th, one lap behind the winner, John Watson in McLaren. In 1983 Borgudd moved to Tyrrell, but his sponsorship money ran out after first 3 rounds. Later Borgudd take part in Le Mans 24 hours, Nordic touring cars, and European Truck Racing Championship. In 1995 the Swede won the Truck Racing Cup, and retired from motor racing after a couple more seasons in truck racing.

1981F1WCDutch GP
Driver No.Entrant
Slim Borgudd9Team ATS
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43Villa Model
Cat. No.QualityRarity
Built kit

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