1977 Wolf WR4 news, pictures, specifications, and information
Walter Wolf formed his own team in 1976. The prior year, he had provided financial support for the Frank Williams team. In his first year of competition, he used ex-Hesketh/Williams chassis. The Cosworth power V8 cars were old and did not score well.

Disappointed with the results, Wolf decided to build a proper F1 car for the 1977 season. Harvey Postlethwaite, of Hesketh fame, was hired as the designer. Postlethwaite created an aluminum monocoque with the DFV Ford/Cosworth engine bolted directly on the frame and acting as a stressed member. The result was dubbed the WR1 and it made its racing debut at the 1977 season opener, the Argentinean Grand Prix. In the capable hands of factory team driver Jody Scheckter, the car scored its first victory. Two more victories were earned throughout the season along with several podium finished. In total, there were four examples of the WR1 produced (WR1 - WR4).

In 1978, the WR1 raced for the first part of the season, though it was showing its age and was off pace compared to the competition. The new ground effects Wolf F1 entry was introduced, dubbed the WR5. It would not enjoy the same success as its predecessor and at the end of the season, Scheckter left the team and joined Ferrari.

For 1979, the string of poor finishes continued and at the end of the season, the cars were purchased by the Fittipaldi team.

WR4 was driven by Desire Wilson at the 1980 Brand Hatch race of the British National Championship.
By Daniel Vaughan | May 2014
 
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1977 Formula One Season
PosTeamConstructorChassisDriversPoints
Scuderia FerrariFerrari312 T2 Austria Andreas Nikolaus 'Niki' Lauda
Argentina Carlos Alberto Reutemann
Canada Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve 
95
John Player Team LotusLotus United States Mario Gabriele Andretti
Sweden Gunnar Nilsson 
62
Marlboro McLarenMcLaren
M26
M23 
Italy Bruno Giacomelli
United Kingdom James Simon Wallis Hunt
Germany Jochen Richard Mass
Canada Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve 
60
Walter Wolf RacingWolf South Africa Jody David Scheckter 55
Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell
P34 
France Patrick André Eugène Joseph Depailler
Sweden Bengt Ronnie Peterson 
27
Martini RacingBrabham
BT45 
Italy Giorgio Francia
Brazil José Carlos Pace
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
United Kingdom John Marshall 'Wattie' Watson 
27
Shadow Racing TeamShadow
DN8 
France Jean-Pierre Jacques Jarier
Australia Alan Stanley Jones
Italy Arturo Francesco 'Little Art' Merzario
United Kingdom Keith Jack Oliver
Italy Riccardo Gabriele Patrese
United Kingdom Thomas Maldwyn Pryce
Italy Renzo Zorzi 
23
Ligier GitanesLigier France Jean-Pierre Jacques Jarier
France Jacques-Henri Laffite 
18
Copersucar-FittipaldiFittipaldi Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
Brazil Ingo Hoffmann 
11
10 Team Tissot Ensign with CastrolEnsign
N177 
Belgium Jacques Bernard 'Jacky' Ickx
Switzerland Gianclaudio Giuseppe 'Clay' Regazzoni 
10
11 Team SurteesSurtees Austria Hans Binder
Italy Vittorio Brambilla
Italy Lamberto Leoni
Australia Larry Clifton Perkins
Australia Vernon 'Vern' Schuppan
France Patrick Daniel Tambay 
6
12 ATS Racing TeamPenske
PC4 
Austria Hans Binder
Germany Hans Heyer
France Jean-Pierre Jacques Jarier 
1
 Kojima EngineeringKojima Japan Noritake Takahara 
 Heroes RacingKojima Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino 
 Brian McGuireMcGuire Australia Brian McGuire 
 Jolly Club SwitzerlandApollon Switzerland Loris Kessel 
 HB Bewaking Alarm SystemsBoro United Kingdom Brian Henton 
 LEC Refrigeration RacingLEC United Kingdom David Charles Purley 
 Chesterfield RacingMcLaren
M23 
United States Robert Brett Lunger 
 Iberia AirlinesMcLaren
M23 
Spain Emilio de Villota Ruíz 
 Meiritsu Racing TeamTyrrell
007 
Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi 
 Hollywood March RacingMarch
761B 
United Kingdom Brian Henton 
 Team Rothmans InternationalMarch
761B 
Brazil Alex Dias Ribeiro
South Africa Ian Scheckter
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck 
 Williams Grand Prix EngineeringMarch
761 
Belgium Patrick Nève 
 Chesterfield RacingMarch
761 
United States Robert Brett Lunger 
 RAM RacingMarch
761 
Netherlands Michael Bleekemolen
Netherlands Johan 'Boy' Hayje
Finland Michael 'Mikko' Kozarowitzky
United Kingdom Andy Sutcliffe 
 Team MerzarioMarch
761B 
Italy Arturo Francesco 'Little Art' Merzario 
 British Formula One TeamMarch
761
761B 
Belgium Bernard de Dryver
United Kingdom Brian Henton 
 Stanley BRMBRM
P207 
Sweden Conny Andersson
United Kingdom Guy Richard Goronwy Edwards
Australia Larry Clifton Perkins
Belgium Theodore 'Teddy' Pilette 
 Interscope RacingPenske
PC4 
United States Danny Ongais 
 Equipe Renault ElfRenault France Jean-Pierre Alain Jabouille 
 Theodore Racing TeamEnsign
N177 
France Patrick Daniel Tambay 
 Penthouse Rizla Racing with HeskethHesketh United Kingdom Rupert Keegan 
 Hesketh RacingHesketh United Kingdom Ian Hugh Gordon Ashley
Austria Harald Ertl
Mexico Héctor Alonso Rebaque 
 Melchester RacingSurtees United Kingdom Tony Trimmer 

1977 Season Review
RaceCircuitDateWinning DriverConstructor
 Argentine Grand Prix  Oscar GálvezJan 1977  Jody David ScheckterWolf 
 Brazilian Grand Prix  InterlagosJan 1977  Carlos Alberto ReutemannFerrari 
 South African Grand Prix  KyalamiMar 1977  Andreas Nikolaus 'Niki' LaudaFerrari 
 United States Grand Prix West  Long BeachApr 1977  Mario Gabriele AndrettiLotus 
 Spanish Grand Prix  JaramaMay 1977  Mario Gabriele AndrettiLotus 
 Monaco Grand Prix  MonacoMay 1977  Jody David ScheckterWolf 
 Belgian Grand Prix  ZolderJun 1977  Gunnar NilssonLotus 
 Swedish Grand Prix  ScandinavianJun 1977  Jacques-Henri LaffiteLigier 
 French Grand Prix  Dijon-PrenoisJul 1977  Mario Gabriele AndrettiLotus 
 British Grand Prix  SilverstoneJul 1977  James Simon Wallis HuntMcLaren 
 German Grand Prix  HockenheimringJul 1977  Andreas Nikolaus 'Niki' LaudaFerrari 
 Austrian Grand Prix  OsterreichringAug 1977  Alan Stanley JonesShadow 
 Dutch Grand Prix  ZandvoortAug 1977  Andreas Nikolaus 'Niki' LaudaFerrari 
 Italian Grand Prix  MonzaSep 1977  Mario Gabriele AndrettiLotus 
 United States Grand Prix  Watkins GlenOct 1977  James Simon Wallis HuntMcLaren 
 Canadian Grand Prix  MosportOct 1977  Jody David ScheckterWolf 
 Japanese Grand Prix  Fuji SpeedwayOct 1977  James Simon Wallis HuntMcLaren 

Formula One World Drivers' Champions
1950 G. Farina
1951 J. Fangio
1952 A. Ascari
1953 A. Ascari
1954 J. Fangio
1955 J. Fangio
1956 J. Fangio
1957 J. Fangio
1958 M. Hawthorn
1959 S. Brabham
1960 S. Brabham
1961 P. Hill, Jr
1962 N. Hill
1963 J. Clark, Jr.
1964 J. Surtees
1965 J. Clark, Jr.
1966 S. Brabham
1967 D. Hulme
1968 N. Hill
1969 S. Stewart
1970 K. Rindt
1971 S. Stewart
1972 E. Fittipaldi
1973 S. Stewart
1974 E. Fittipaldi
1975 A. Lauda
1976 J. Hunt
1977 A. Lauda
1978 M. Andretti
1979 J. Scheckter
1980 A. Jones
1981 N. Piquet
1982 K. Rosberg
1983 N. Piquet
1984 A. Lauda
1985 A. Prost
1986 A. Prost
1987 N. Piquet
1988 A. Senna
1989 A. Prost
1990 A. Senna
1991 A. Senna
1992 N. Mansell
1993 A. Prost
1994 M. Schumacher
1995 M. Schumacher
1996 D. Hill
1997 J. Villeneuve
1998 M. Hakkinen
1999 M. Hakkinen
2000 M. Schumacher
2001 M. Schumacher
2002 M. Schumacher
2003 M. Schumacher
2004 M. Schumacher
2005 F. Alonso
2006 F. Alonso
2007 K. Raikkonen
2008 L. Hamilton
2009 J. Button
2010 S. Vettel
2011 S. Vettel
2012 S. Vettel
2013 S. Vettel
2014 L. Hamilton
2015 L. Hamilton
2016 N. Rosberg

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