Unique Maki F101 com­pletes first UK race out­ing

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

The unique Maki F101 fin­ished an F1 race in the UK for the first time at Sil­ver­stone, 42 years af­ter fail­ing to qual­ify for the Bri­tish Grand Prix.

Marc De­vis raced the Ja­pane­se­built car and fin­ished 19th in the first His­toric F1 race. The car failed to start any F1 races in pe­riod. “Be­fore Monaco, it last ran in the 1990s,” said De­vis. “It’s a Cosworth pack­age and it’s a good car but it needs a bit of sort­ing out.”

For­mer sin­gle-seater ace Jonathan Ken­nard works with De­vis and shares his Lola T70MK3B in longer races. He has tested the Maki.

“It’s a great car,” said Ken­nard. “Peo­ple have mem­o­ries of it be­ing ter­ri­ble, which it was at the time, but the WDK team has done a lot of work on it. A bit more work and it’ll be com­pet­i­tive. It feels com­pa­ra­ble to a 1975 Shadow.”

De­vis han­dled the Maki F1 car

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