Ex-pace F3 car to re­turn to rac­ing

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

The Lo­tus 59 For­mula 3 car raced in 1970 by Car­los Pace will re­turn to rac­ing at Brands Hatch in 10 days.

Tony Wallen, from New­port, South Wales, has re­stored chas­sis 25 for his His­toric F3 de­but and gave the one-litre car a shake­down at Chol­monde­ley re­cently.

After Brazilian Pace won the 1970 For­ward Trust F3 Cham­pi­onship on his way to­wards F1, the car was used in For­mula 4 in the UK and then in France in the 1980s.

It is now 30 years since it last raced and more than 40 years since it raced in the UK.

“I bought it about 18 months ago,” said Wallen who has been hill­climb­ing an­other 59. “I built the en­gine and gear­box with a lot of help from Keith Messer.

“It was a bare chas­sis in Fe­bru­ary. I now plan to race it as of­ten as pos­si­ble.”

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