Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1972, Carlos Pace, March, Spark

1972 March 711 Pace

Very distinctive 711 was the second Formula 1 car produced by Macrh Engineering. The design was radically changed comparing to the 1970 March 701. The 711 had side-mounted radiators and inboard front brakes, although been moved outboard later in the season. But the most distinguished feature of the car was aerodynamics developed by Frank Costin. The very large elliptic front wing described as the Spitfire (for its shape) or “tea-tray” (for its elevation from the car), high cockpit sides merging into a head fairing, full engine cover and rear airfoil make the car very aerodynamically efficient. One of the main private entrants of March cars was Frank Williams’ team   sponsored by oil company Motul and toys and scale models manufacturer Politoys. The team was extended to two-car facility in the 1972 season – experienced Henri Pescarolo was joined by young Brazilian Carlos Pace. Pace scored points on two occasions and finished eighteenth in the Drivers’ Championship. His best result came at the non-championship Victory Race, in which he finished in second position.

1972F1WCSouth African GP
Driver No.Entrant
Carlos Pace22Team Williams Motul
Scale ManufacturerCollection
Cat. No.QualityRarity

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