In 1979 Derek Daly and Patrick Gaillard had tried in vain to qualify the Ensign 179 for the races. For the final three rounds young Swiss Marc Surer took over. Although sponsorship from Rainbow Jeans brought new colour into the game Surer failed to qualify both at his debut at Monza and at Montreal. Qualifying 21st out of 24 at the Watkins Glen final the Swiss talent gave his F1 race debut which brought him to 12th position when the engine blew in lap 32.
Spark 1/43rd scale. High quality resincast model car with photo etched parts 1/43rd scale. Model size approximately 10 cm.
Manufacturer ref. no.: S3949