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Ford

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Nationality 22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png American
Established 1903
Founders Henry Ford
Headquarters Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
Noted drivers 22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Lorenzo Turri
22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop
22px-Flag_of_Turkey.svg.png Halil Sahin
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Nathan Hammond
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Chris English
British Touring Car Championship Career
First entry 1993
Races entered 34
Teams championships 0
Drivers championships 1 (1993)
Race victories 18
Podiums 36
Points 738
Pole positions 8
Fastest laps 18
Last entry 1994 British Touring Car Championship Round 2
Championship titles
1993 Touring Car World Cup
1993 British Touring Car Championship

Ford is currently involved in British Touring Car Championship as a constructor, under the name of Team Mondeo. They have been associated with BTCC since 1991.

HistoryEdit

1991Edit

In 1991 Trakstar secured manufacturer support from Ford to run Sierra Sapphires that year with sponsorship from Shell Oil and engines prepared by Mountune. However, before the season started, Trakstar had to pull out due to technical problems and never appeared in the series during 1991.

1993Edit

Ford returned as a works team in 1993 being ran by Andy Rouse Engineering. Roy Cop followed ARE from Toyota and was joined by reihgning champion Lorenzo Turri creating the 'Dream Team' which was seen as the championship favourites before a wheel had turned. After the first 3 rounds of the season, Ford looked in a dominant position having won 7 of the opening 8 races. Following a poor round 4 at Oulton Park, Cop left the team and the series leaving Turri to fight for the championship on his own. As rivals Nissan were using 3 cars, the teams championship never looked likely and even though Ford hired Turkish driver Halil Sahin for the final 2 rounds, the teams crown was out of reach. Turri did retain the drivers championship hoever, he would leave the team at the end of the season to join Alfa Romeo. Cop managed to finish 9th in the championship with Sahin finishing 14th ensuring Ford would finish 2nd in the teams standings.

1994Edit

Ford decided they needed to enter 3 cars to have a chance the teams championship so they hired British rookies Nathan Hammond and Chris English to partnered Sahin who stayed at the 'Blue Oval' for a second term.

Complete British Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(Key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Name Car Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Points Position
1991 Trakstar Motorsport Sierra Sapphire N/A N/A N/A
N/A
1993 Team Mondeo Mondeo Si 22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Lorenzo Turri 1 3 4 2 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 6 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 1 2 3 2 2 644 2nd
22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop 8 1 3 1 5 1 1 1 2 7 7
22px-Flag_of_Turkey.svg.png Halil Sahin 7 RET 9 9 RET
1994 Team Mondeo Mondeo Si 22px-Flag_of_Turkey.svg.png Halil Sahin DNS DNS DNS 54* 2nd*
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Nathan Hammond 3 10 8 14 2 3
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Chris English 5 5 12 17 13 11
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