Profile image

Unis F1 Wedgenose (1962)

29.9k Spikerya  8 months ago

For the F1 season in 1962, UnisCo entered in with this, U-87. With two cars built for that year and hiring drivers Lucien Bianchi and Ernie Pieterse, we entered in the season at Zandvoort in the Dutch Grand Prix and ended the year off with barely any points in the championship due to multiple mechanical failures. In 1963, we brought back the same car, just with minor upgrades. We did a little better but since we were spending so much money so soon after the company got started we decided to pull out of 1964. We made a comeback in 1978, pulled out in 1980, and then made a reappearance in 2018 on our 60th anniversary. But this was the car that started it all, found recently in an older storage facility we just cleaned out and moved to our primary facility. This car is now on display in the main hall of the Takitech Racing Development Center.


1962:
#1 was raced by Bianchi, #3 by Pieterse.
Dutch Grand Prix: (#1) Mechanical failure of engine. (#3) Mechanical failure of clutch.
Monaco Grand Prix: (#1) 9th place finish. (#3) 10th place finish.
Belgian Grand Prix: (#1) 10th place finish. (#3) Mechanical failure of 6th gear.
French Grand Prix: (#1) Mechanical failure of engine. (#3) Crashed.
British Grand Prix: Didn't enter.
German Grand Prix: (#1) 8th place finish. (#3) 18th place finish.
Italian Grand Prix: (#1) Spun on embankment, safely brought back to pits and retired. (#3) 11th place finish.
US Grand Prix: Didn't enter.
South African Grand Prix: (#1) 8th place finish. (#3) 6th place finish.
Total points: 1. Best finish: 6th.


Specs:
Suspension: Front- Double wishbone. Rear- McPherson
Engine: Takitech 1500cc V12
Chassis: Aluminum monocoque
Tires: Dunlop
Fuel: Shell

Normal controls.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 7.9ft (2.4m)
  • Length 17.8ft (5.4m)
  • Height 4.4ft (1.3m)
  • Empty Weight 1,107lbs (502kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,282lbs (581kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 439,839.3lbs/ft2 (2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 2354

Parts

  • Number of Parts 401
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Log in to leave a comment
  • Profile image
    29.9k Spikerya

    @Sadboye12 ah well I've only seen two others

    8 months ago
  • Profile image
    26.7k Sadboye12

    idk i just thought that not many people make cars like this
    again awesome!

    8 months ago
  • Profile image
    29.9k Spikerya

    @Sadboye12 how so lol

    8 months ago
  • Profile image
    26.7k Sadboye12

    this is a rare sight!

    +1 8 months ago
  • Profile image
    29.9k Spikerya

    Tyvm @Sm10684 @JamesBleriot @Notaleopard

    8 months ago
  • Profile image
    29.9k Spikerya

    Tyvm @CalebRepublic @tylerdeveneuxmusic

    +1 8 months ago
  • Profile image
    29.9k Spikerya

    @TakicraftCorporation @Freerider2142

    8 months ago