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Shadow Racing 1975

Discussion in 'F1' started by Giorgio Piola, May 3, 2018.


Was a great team, wasn't it?

  1. Yes

    13 vote(s)
  2. No

    1 vote(s)
  1. Giorgio Piola

    Giorgio Piola Rookie

    Apr 11, 2018
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    This picture is of when I was working as an interpreter between Renzo Zorzi and Tony Southgate at Shadow Racing. I learned a lot about engineering and the setup of the car
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  3. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    Great team: no,
    poor team: no;
    Some useful innovations,
    Some clever driving,
    But few rewards earned.
  4. Giorgio Piola

    Giorgio Piola Rookie

    Apr 11, 2018
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    Tony Southgate is a very interesting individual, so the experience in that team was pretty great for me:)
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  5. Jeronimo GTO

    Jeronimo GTO Formula 3

    May 15, 2010
    Thanks for sharing!
  6. Whisky

    Whisky Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jan 27, 2006
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    The original Fernando
    'great team' does not always mean 'winning team'.
    There are great teams that fizzle out before their time, Shadow is one of them.
  7. Dino2010

    Dino2010 F1 Rookie

    Nov 20, 2006
    Dear Mr. Piola,
    It's an honour to write you through this Forum.... Shadow was one of the unforgettable, iconic F1 teams of the past.
    Thanks for sharing. Thank you for what you have done and do for F1 and motorsports in general.
    Best wishes! Auguri!
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  8. Giorgio Piola

    Giorgio Piola Rookie

    Apr 11, 2018
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    Thank you, Auguri! It's great to be a part of a Forum, where my work and F1 in general is appreciated!
  9. 635CSI

    635CSI F1 Rookie
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    Jun 26, 2013
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    The cars always looked great too.
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  10. Ferrari 308 GTB

    Ferrari 308 GTB F1 Veteran

    Feb 21, 2015
    Thank you for sharing Giorgio, i have good memories of Tom Pryce driving ,especially in the wet.

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  11. nathandarby67

    nathandarby67 F1 Veteran

    Feb 1, 2005
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  12. bland

    bland Karting

    Jan 1, 2013
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    Tim Bland

    I have appreciated your illustration for quite some time. The DN5 and DN7 have to be two of the greatest looking F1 cars of all time and the sound of that Matra is intoxication. I have admired your illustrations for quite some time and thank you for all you have done to share the technical side of F1.


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  13. wiley355

    wiley355 Formula Junior
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    Oct 10, 2010
    Vancouver, WA
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    Thank you for posting in FChat - your technical drawings and cutaways are fabulous and much appreciated.

    About Shadow, I voted it a great team, even though they had very little success in F1. Personally, I only saw them in period a couple of times. Once at the 1975 Spanish GP where Tom Pryce finished 4th in the shortened race (first photo) and then at Road Atlanta F5000 with Jackie Oliver (second photo). It's interesting to note that the Shadow F1 cars are showing up in vintage racing (2017 Laguna Seca Spring Classic), and are very popular with the fans, like me :) Here in the Northwest USA, Historic Masters F1 is coming to nearby Portland International Raceway in July and it will be interesting to see what shows up.
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  14. DeSoto

    DeSoto F1 Veteran

    Nov 26, 2003
    Southgate's career is worth a book. The list of stuff he made or helped to make is long, from Can Am cars, the Arrows F1 team, the Ford RS200 gr. B, lots of Jaguars and even a Ferrari, the 333SP.
  15. 375+

    375+ F1 World Champ
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    Dec 28, 2005
    The DN5 was certainly a front line car. Jarier was should have scored a few wins if not for reliability issues(and a few crashes). I never got to see the DN7 run and wonder if the car still exists or if it was returned sans Matra V12 to DN5 spec?
  16. Igor Ound

    Igor Ound F1 Veteran

    Sep 30, 2012
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  17. Rosso328

    Rosso328 F1 Veteran
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    Dec 11, 2006
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    Thank you for joining us here. I have really appreciated your technical insights, cut away drawings and comparisons for years.

    Having you on this forum means I can look forward to even more of the same. I hope!

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  18. islerodreaming

    islerodreaming Formula 3

    Aug 11, 2007
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    I was a big fan of Tom Pryce and Shadow, in period, was a highly underrated team from a period when clever privateers could run with the big boys.

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