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Shadow Racing Cars was a Formula One and sports car racing team, founded and initially based in the United States although later Formula One operations were run from the British base in Northampton. The team held an American licence from 1973 to 1975 and a British licence from 1976 to 1980, thus becoming the first constructor to officially change its nationality. Their only F1 victory, at the 1977 Austrian Grand Prix, was achieved as a British team.
The company was founded by Don Nichols in California in 1968 as Advanced Vehicle Systems; the cars were called Shadows, designed by Trevor Harris and entered under the Shadow Racing Inc. banner.
Towards the end of 1972, Nichols announced that he was entering his team into Formula One with UOP sponsored cars designed by Tony Southgate, who had designed the BRM that gave Jean-Pierre Beltoise victory at the Monaco Grand Prix the previous year.
The team debuted in Formula One at the 1973 South African Grand Prix with the Shadow DN1 chassis. Two cars were available for drivers Oliver and Follmer, as well as a private entry for Graham Hill who ran his car under the Embassy Hill banner.
* Tom Pryce
* Graham Hill
* Clay Regazzoni
* Riccardo Patrese
* Alan Jones
* Geoff Lees
WHATS THERE NOW..
SHADOW Formula1™ Models and Teamwear available from FormulaModelShop.co.uk here
The former home of the Shadow Formula1™ Factory, still exists - however is now surrounded by a modern retail estate, but the old factory remains, now as a