German Erich Zakowski’s team made its reputation in touring car racing in late 1960s adopting the name Zakspeed in 1970. The plans to enter Formula One as constructor were announced in 1983, and Formula 1 Zakspeed Racing division was created. First F1 Zakspeed, the 841, was built for the 1985 season. The car was designed by ex-Chevron, March and Maurer designer Paul Brown. Zakowski had considerable experience with turbo engines, and the team decided to  enter F1 with their own turbo-charged engine.          Zakspeed 1500/4 1,495 cc power unit developed around 800 hp, but it was never quite sufficient. The team only raced in the rounds of the championship which were held in Europe, but finished the race only once, when Jonathan Palmer was 11th at Monaco. The team was then forced to miss the Italian GP after Palmer broke his leg in a sports car accident at Spa, but managed to compete in two further races with the 1985 Formula 3000 champion Christian Danner taking his place.

1985F1WCMonaco GP
Driver No.Entrant
Jonathan Palmer30West Zakspeed Racing
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