Shadow chief designer Tony Southgate started the DN8 projectin 1976. He left the team in June, leaving his former deputy Dave Wass to complete the car from Southgate’s drawings. The new car followed the layout of the DN5, with a low monocoque and high cockpit, rocker arm suspension at the front, and parallel links and radius arms at the rear. The main radiators were again at the side, but angled in cowlings, and the oil radiator was in the nose. The car was used by Shadow team in last five races in 1976, for the whole season of 1977, and in the early part of the 1978 championship. Hans-Joachim Stuck and Clay Regazzoni drove for Shadow in 1978. Regazzoni finished fifth at Brazil while Stuck retired. Then but both drivers failed to qualify for the next race in South Africa. The Shadow DN9 was introduced at the following race for Stuck’s use, while Regazzoni got his DN9 the race after.

SeasonSeriesEvent
1978F1WCBrazilian GP
Driver No.Entrant
Hans-Joachim Stuck16Shadow Racing Team
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43Spark
Cat. No.QualityRarity
S3832