The F101C was revised version of 101 from 1974. With sponsorship from Citizen Watches, the team tried to get on start of Grand Prix races in the second half of the 1976 season first with Japanese Hiroshi Fushida and then with British Tony Trimmer. Fushida had experience in Japanese and US racing, including SCCA Continental Championship, Canadian-American Challenge Cup, and the Trans-Am Series, and Trimmer raced previously in F5000 and some non-championship F1 events. At Zandvoort with only 25 entrants, Maki was guaranteed a starting place, but the DFV engine broke in practice and Fushida was unable to start as the team had no spares. Then Fushida was unable to qualify in the British Grand Prix. Trimmer replaced Fushida but failed to qualify for the Austrian and Italian Grand Prix. Trimmer eventually made Maki’s only race start, in the non-championship Swiss GP at Dijon, finishing 13th and last.
|Hiroshi Fushida||35||Citizen Maki Engineering|