Rebaque F1  

Unit 6 Jenton Rd, Sydenham Industrial Estate, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XB

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Former Home of Mexican, Leamington Spa Based Formula1™ team, Rebaque F1

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Former Home of Mexican, Leamington Spa Based Formula1™ team, Rebaque F1

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Team Rebaque was a Mexican Formula One entrant and constructor, based in Leamington Spa, UK. They participated in 30 Grands Prix, initially entering cars bought from Team Lotus, before finally building a car of their own. The Rebaque HR100 was entered for the team's final three races before the team's closure. The team qualified to race on 19 occasions, and achieved one World Constructors' Championship point with its best finish of sixth at the 1978 German Grand Prix.

The team was founded by, and centred on, Héctor Rebaque, a Mexican driver who first drove in Formula One in 1977 for Hesketh. Following his debut season he was dropped by Hesketh, and with no other team willing to take him on as a driver Rebaque decided to start his own team.

At the start of the 1978 Formula One season Rebaque agreed a deal with Team Lotus to buy their 1977 Type 78 model (JPS-15). He had very little experience, only having qualified for one race with Hesketh, and had a difficult year. Although he did score a point at the German Grand Prix, he also suffered the ignominy of being forced to retire from the Brazilian Grand Prix owing to driver fatigue.

 

The team manager was Peter Reinhart , and was run out of Ian Dawson works in Leamington Spa. Unit 6 Jenton Rd. Sydenham Industrial Estate.GRID MOTOR RACING SERVICES LTD .


The cars where prepared in the workshop and transported around in a 2 car HGV trailer powered by a Renault turbo unit,all vehicals where painted in the Brown & Gold team colours. 

DRIVERS:

* Hector Rebaque

Engine Partners

* Ford

WHATS THERE NOW..

Now a new building on the original industrial estate - number 6 isn't recognised at all on the estate, and very little remains of the original buildings.