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Penske PC4 Cosworth F1 ATS Racing Mampe Halb und Halb German GP 1977 Hans Heyer

reference number: 20-41722


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Raceland Gold Edition made by Spark 1/43rd scale. Special limited edition of 300 pieces, individually numbered, special Raceland packaging. High quality resincast model car with photo etched parts 1/43rd scale. Model size approximately 10 cm.

There are many drivers in Formula 1 history who have only raced one single Grand Prix in their career. Still the story of Hans Heyer's only Formula 1 race at the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim in 1977 is simply bizarre and unique in the history books.

With the support of his touring car sponsor Mampe Heyer had convinced ATS boss Günther Schmid to enter a second car for his home race. 17th after the second free practice was promising but technical problems in qualifying excluded him from the race. At least the regulations said so but Heyer had a plan and many friends in the Hockenheim pitlane.

When Sunday afternoon came and the race was started a yellow ATS suddenly emerged from the pitlane to follow the field and race the German Grand Prix of 1977! After the race control had not noticed the illegal car Heyer fought his way from the end of the grid to 19th position after nine laps without being black-flagged. Then his gear lever broke and ended one of the most unusual Formula 1 races ever.

Manfacturer ref. no.: RS1722

EAN 9580006532534