1969 Ferrari 312 F1
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This car competed at the 1969 BRDC International Trophy race at Silverstone where it was driven by Chris Amon. Other races by Amon during the 1969 season include the Spanish Grand Prix, and Dutch Grand Prix. From there the reigns were handed over to Pedro Rodriguez who drove it at the 1969 Canadian Grand Prix, US Grand Prix, and the Mexican Grand Prix. It is now owned and driven by Brad Hoyt.
For 1969, Scuderia Ferrari enlisted two drivers, Pedro Rodrigues and Chris Amon, to pilot their 312 Formula One cars. Twenty-nine year old Pedro Rodrigues was a well-known international racing veteran who had been racing Ferraris professionally since 1957. He had much experience in Formula One Competition driving for Scuderia Ferrari, Team Lotus, BRM and Cooper. He was a versatile driver and his talents were not solely reserved for Formula One. His career included nearly every other major racing series including motorcycles, sports cars, rally cars, ice racing, Can Am and NASCAR.
Many believe Chris Amon was one of the greatest drivers to have never won a Formula One championship. His Grand Prix career spanned 13 years and was one of the most capable drivers of the era.
The inaugural race for 0017 was on March 1st of 1969 at the Grand Prix of South Africa at Kyalami with Amon behind the wheel. The car failed to finish, however their next outing proved more successful. At the BRDC Daily Express international Trophy in Silverstone, they finished 10th. In May, the car appeared at the Grand Prix of Spain where it was plagued by engine troubles and was forced to retire prematurely.
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