1981 March Formula 1

811 Ex Derek Daly and Val Musetti

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1981
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Estimate: Refer Department
Registration Number: N/A
Chassis Number: 811/5
March Engineering began operations in 1969. Its four founders were Max Mosley, Alan Rees, Graham Coaker and Robin Herd. In 1980 Robin Herd and Mick Ralph and John McDonald's RAM Racing organisation joined forces to produce a Formula 1 car under the name ‘March Grand Prix’, March Engineering (as it was then known) were not involved.
Like a number of small teams at the time, March based the car closely on a highly successful contemporary design, in this case the Williams FW07. The resulting March 811 was an aluminium monocoqued car fitted with the legendary Ford-Cosworth DFV engine. A change in the engineering personnel saw Gordon Coppuck and Adrian Reynard improve the car to the extent that their driver, Derek Daly, was not only qualifying for races but also finishing in them. Their best finishing position being 7th at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix, after running as high as third before a pit stop for att