Safir Engineering was a British racecar engineering firm, ran by John Thorpe. In 1975 he bought Token RJ02 Formula One car which raced in 1974 season, renamed it Safir and entered the car for couple of non-championship races held in Britain. In the Race of Champions Tony Trimmer qualified 14th of 21 starters, but was disqualified for outside assistance after 33 laps. In the next race, BRDC International Trophy, Trimmer was able to finish, but in last 14th position. This ends very short story of Safir in F1. Meanwhile the major part of Safir efforts was dedicated to own F3 car designed by Ray Jessop. The F3 model RJ03 was driven by Belgian Patrick Neve not without success – in 1975 he was second in the Monaco and British GP meeting F3 races. In 1976 F3 Safir was run by Tiff Needel who finished in the top-six several times.

1975F1Race of Champions
Driver No.Entrant
Tony Trimmer52Safir Engineering Ltd.
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43Villa Model
Cat. No.QualityRarity