The T86 was built in 1967 to replace the T81 model. The new car was narrower, lighter and lower than T81. It was powered by the same old and overweight Maserati V12 engine as previous model. The car was ready for the British Grand Prix and debuted in hands of Johen Rindt. The Austrian retired at that race, as well as in the following round in Germany. Later Rind finished 4th in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, scoring three points in addition to three obtained earlier with Cooper T81B. Jacky Ickx drove the car at Watkins Glen, and former Grand Prix winner Ludovico Scarfiotti gave the car its last outing for the works team in the first race of 1968. For the 1968 season the T86 was upgraded to ‘B’ specification to incorporate the BRM V12 which replaced the ageing Maserati.
|Johen Rindt||11||Cooper Car Company|