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    First and last Grand Prix cars with both American chassis and engine:

    First-Christie chassis with a 20.0 Liter sohc V-4 Christie engine driven by Walter Christie in the 1907 French Grand Prix

    Last-Scarab F1 with Troutman-Barnes chassis and a 2.5 Liter dohc I-4 engine designed by Leo Goossen and built by Meyer-Drake-Offenhauser driven by Chuck Daigh in the 1960 U. S. Grand Prix

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    Quote Originally Posted by D28 View Post
    Harry Schell wangled an entry for the Monaco GP, but set no practice time. His Cooper-Jap starting from the back thus was the first Cooper to start a F1 WC race, as well as the first rear engined entry, even though the car was definitely not a F1 car. All for naught as he failed to complete a lap being involved in a 9 car pile up on lap 1. Because he had no practice time, it is difficult to assess his lap times, but he would have been quite a bit off the pace.
    Formula 1 was actually started in 1946 without a defined championship and I believe the first rear engine car to compete in any Formula 1 race including Non-Championship events was a Tatra 602 Tatraplan Sport V8 driven by Bruno Sojka in the 1949 Czech Grand Prix. He finished 9th in a race won by Peter Whitehead in a Ferrari 125.

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    The first multi-lap auto race run on a closed circuit that I can find was a 5 lap (5 mi.) race run on September 7 of 1896 at Providence, Rhode Island. Andrew Riker (some sources say the car was actually driven by C. H. Whiting) won out over a field of 8 cars driving a Riker Electric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Reid View Post
    Formula 1 was actually started in 1946 without a defined championship and I believe the first rear engine car to compete in any Formula 1 race including Non-Championship events was a Tatra 602 Tatraplan Sport V8 driven by Bruno Sojka in the 1949 Czech Grand Prix. He finished 9th in a race won by Peter Whitehead in a Ferrari 125.
    The Tatra was also the first air-cooled V8 to run in a Formula 1 race according to reports.

    The last air-cooled V8 in F1 was Honda's RA302 in 1968.

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    Some of these aren't bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Reid View Post
    The first multi-lap auto race run on a closed circuit that I can find was a 5 lap (5 mi.) race run on September 7 of 1896 at Providence, Rhode Island. Andrew Riker (some sources say the car was actually driven by C. H. Whiting) won out over a field of 8 cars driving a Riker Electric.

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    The starting grid in which only seven hit the track. There were 12 entries but 5 were no shows including, reportedly, at least one steamer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Reid View Post
    The starting grid in which only seven hit the track. There were 12 entries but 5 were no shows including, reportedly, at least one steamer.

    Providence_Horseless_Carriage_Race_1896.jpg click to enlarge
    The results-mostly from American Machinist Vol 19:

    1-A. H. Whiting-Riker Electric
    2-Henry B. Morris-Morris & Salom Electrobat
    3-William McCall-Duryea Motor Wagon
    4-J. J. Rynne-Duryea Motor Wagon
    5-E. B. Mekins-Duryea Motor Wagon
    6-J. Frank Duryea-Duryea Special
    7-Warren Root-Duryea Motor Wagon
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    The last man to design a complete F1 car was Mauro Forghieri at Ferrari. I believe the 126C could be the last model, but I stand to be corrected on this.

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    The last straight-8 to compete in a F1 race:

    A Gordini T32 driven by Hermanos da Silva Ramos that placed 6th in the non-Championship 1957 Pau Grand Prix

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    The last straight-8s to compete in a F1 WC event:

    A pair of Gordini Type-32s driven by Hermanos da Silva Ramos and Robert Manzon that DNFed in the 1956 Italian Grand Prix-Manzon being the last one running

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