1977 Hesketh 308E

The Hesketh 308E was designed by Frank Dernie and Nigel Stroud and was the last car built by the Hesketh team before it folded at the end of the 1978 season. The 308E raced during the 1977 season and participated in 18 races. Sponsorship support was provided by Penthouse and Rizla. Livery was of a scantily-clad Penthouse Pet embracing a Rizla packet.

Powering the 308E was a Ford-Cosworth DFV V8 engine mounted mid-ship and mated to a Hewland FGA400 five-speed manual gearbox. It rested in an aluminum monocoque setup and was suspended in place by a double wishbone suspension setup with coil-over springs and dampers.

During the 1977 season, Rupert Keegan qualified the car in every race entered. The best finish was a seventh place finish at the Austrian Grand Prix.

For the 1978 season, sponsorship was from the less controversial sponsorship of Olympus Corporation.

After Hesketh's withdrawn from F1 competition, the remaining 308Es were campaigned from various competitors in the British Aurora AFX Championship.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2012
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1977 Formula One Season
Scuderia FerrariFerrari312 T2 Austria Andreas Nikolaus 'Niki' Lauda
Argentina Carlos Alberto Reutemann
Canada Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve 
John Player Team LotusLotus United States Mario Gabriele Andretti
Sweden Gunnar Nilsson 
Marlboro McLarenMcLaren
Italy Bruno Giacomelli
United Kingdom James Simon Wallis Hunt
Germany Jochen Richard Mass
Canada Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve 
Walter Wolf RacingWolf South Africa Jody David Scheckter 55
Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell
France Patrick André Eugène Joseph Depailler
Sweden Bengt Ronnie Peterson 
Martini RacingBrabham
Italy Giorgio Francia
Brazil José Carlos Pace
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
United Kingdom John Marshall 'Wattie' Watson 
Shadow Racing TeamShadow
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 
Ligier GitanesLigier France Jean-Pierre Jacques Jarier
France Jacques-Henri Laffite 
Copersucar-FittipaldiFittipaldi Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
Brazil Ingo Hoffmann 
10 Team Tissot Ensign with CastrolEnsign
Belgium Jacques Bernard 'Jacky' Ickx
Switzerland Gianclaudio Giuseppe 'Clay' Regazzoni 
11 Team SurteesSurtees Austria Hans Binder
Italy Vittorio Brambilla
Italy Lamberto Leoni
Australia Larry Clifton Perkins
Australia Vernon 'Vern' Schuppan
France Patrick Daniel Tambay 
12 ATS Racing TeamPenske
Austria Hans Binder
Germany Hans Heyer
France Jean-Pierre Jacques Jarier 
 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
United States Robert Brett Lunger 
 Iberia AirlinesMcLaren
Spain Emilio de Villota Ruíz 
 Meiritsu Racing TeamTyrrell
Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi 
 Hollywood March RacingMarch
United Kingdom Brian Henton 
 Team Rothmans InternationalMarch
Brazil Alex Dias Ribeiro
South Africa Ian Scheckter
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck 
 Williams Grand Prix EngineeringMarch
Belgium Patrick Nève 
 Chesterfield RacingMarch
United States Robert Brett Lunger 
 RAM RacingMarch
Netherlands Michael Bleekemolen
Netherlands Johan 'Boy' Hayje
Finland Michael 'Mikko' Kozarowitzky
United Kingdom Andy Sutcliffe 
 Team MerzarioMarch
Italy Arturo Francesco 'Little Art' Merzario 
 British Formula One TeamMarch
Belgium Bernard de Dryver
United Kingdom Brian Henton 
 Stanley BRMBRM
Sweden Conny Andersson
United Kingdom Guy Richard Goronwy Edwards
Australia Larry Clifton Perkins
Belgium Theodore 'Teddy' Pilette 
 Interscope RacingPenske
United States Danny Ongais 
 Equipe Renault ElfRenault France Jean-Pierre Alain Jabouille 
 Theodore Racing TeamEnsign
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
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