30th March 2020, 19:07
David Prophet - Lotus-Maserati 24
Hi i'm interested in Formula 1´s "Return of the Power" of 1966.
South Africa, ahead like in 1960, switched in mid-1965 to 3 litre.
My question is about Hong Kong born british driver David Prophet.
In the beginning of 1965 he drove his white "long-stroke Formula Junior" Brabham, being replaced at mid-season by a Lotus 24 with unknown chassis number and colour. Historic simracing shows the car as blue, but I´m not sure if I cannot trust them. I once saw a photo in pale orange. The engine was discribed as a to 2.8 outbored 1960 2.5 litre formula 1 Maserati, despite the then used 4-cyl., which fit into the Cooper chassis, was a devirate of the 2 litre T60 respectively 3 litre(2890 cc) T61 sports car unit.*
Last edited by rodeos; 18th April 2020 at 00:22.
Reason: much more distinctive title
Hi Rodeos, I cant help you directly.. but you should maybe try contacting his daughter Jane via the Autosport forum. A good while back (2006-7) she was trying to build a web page dedicated to her fathers racing career.
Thank you a lot, Zico,
Originally Posted by Zico
I know this topic in autosport. It seems it was just the first draft of his daughter Jane and it doesn't work.
Nevermind, all the best