In 1976, Frank Williams joined Walter Wolf to run their Wolf Formula 1 team. By the end of the year they had a falling out and Frank Williams started a new Formula One team called Williams Grand Prix Engineering.
Williams Grand Prix Engineering purchased March 761-7 to campaign the 1977 Formula One season. Designer Patrick Head became involved and made some chassis stiffening improvements to the car. It was driven for Williams by Belgian driver Patrick Neve. The March was sponsored by the Belgian Belle-Vue brewery. The car’s best finish was 7th in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, as set forth in the results report below.
Spanish GP Jarama 8th May 1977 12th
Belgian GP Zolder 5th June 1977 10th
Swedish GP Anderstorp 19th June 1977 15th
British GP Silverstone 16th July 1977 10th
Austrian GP Osterreichring 14th August 1977 9th
Italian GP Monza 11th September 1977 7th
US GP Watkins Glen 2nd October 1977 18th
Canadian GP Mosport Park 9th October 1977 retired
In 1978, the March was sold to Jörg Zabrowski, who entered the car in the Aurora AFX Championship round at Snetterton on April 16, 1978. In 1980, the car was sold to Charles Hall. In that same year, Hall sold the car to Robert Marsland. Marsland went on to hill climb the car a couple of times. The car was finally sold to its current owner in 1995.
The car is currently a rolling chassis. The following parts are included with the car:
Four rear wheels
Two front wheels
Approximately six spare nose pieces
Aluminum low downforce nose section
Fuel filler churn
New suspension & steering links
Cast rear cross member, with suspension pickup brackets
Assorted anti-roll bars, anti roll bar mounts
Assorted radius rods & suspension links
Brake cooling ducts & a pattern for same
Spare rear upright, plus rear hubs
Unused March seat
Boxes of spare wishbones/suspension links, springs, water pipes, small parts etc
A rebuilt Hewland FG 400 can be included with the car for an additional cost. Please contact us for more details.
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