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#1 POLAR

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Posted 12 September 2002 - 13:26

I would like to know if John Watsons Penske, wich won the Austrian GP, 1976, is an original Penske design or is a March development. I know that it was common at the time (Hesketh did it), but i cant remember if it was the same with Penske Team. Thanks in advance folks!

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#2 Frank de Jong

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Posted 12 September 2002 - 13:35

AFAIK the PC3 was a March development (or a rebuild); the PC4 was a Penske design. After the PC1, the March 751 and the following PC3 were more or less stop-gaps.

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Posted 12 September 2002 - 14:18

You know who design it? It looks a lot like a Indy Maclaren, doesnt it? Maybe Gordon Coppuck has something to do with it? Or was he still with Maclaren f1?

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Posted 12 September 2002 - 14:50

From the top of my head Geoff Ferris, but I'll check tonight.

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Posted 12 September 2002 - 14:55

Thanks a lot man!
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#6 Frank de Jong

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Posted 12 September 2002 - 17:41

Yep, Geoff Ferris allright. He designed the PC1, PC3 (though it was probably March-based) and the PC4 as well as the PC6 Indycar. In 1977, the Penskes were sold to ATS; the 1978 ATS HS1 was said to be based on the Penske and designed by Robin Herd of... March.
There seems to be a lot of influence from March to Penske and vice-versa!

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Posted 12 September 2002 - 19:03

Originally posted by Frank de Jong
Yep, Geoff Ferris allright. He designed the PC1, PC3 (though it was probably March-based) and the PC4 as well as the PC6 Indycar. In 1977, the Penskes were sold to ATS; the 1978 ATS HS1 was said to be based on the Penske and designed by Robin Herd of... March.
There seems to be a lot of influence from March to Penske and vice-versa!


ATS bought March's FOCA rights, space in the factory, and some of
Robin Herd's time... Wonder if there were still any March or March-like bits
on the '78 ATS?

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Posted 12 September 2002 - 19:11

Originally posted by Frank de Jong
Yep, Geoff Ferris allright. He designed the PC1, PC3 (though it was probably March-based) and the PC4 as well as the PC6 Indycar.

Penske’s American designer Don Cox came over to the UK & developed the PC3 design with Geoff Ferris, based on the March but with the PC1 rear end, according to DCN’s History of the GP Car.