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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1980
Numbers built:4
Designed by:Gustav Brunner
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 11, 2020
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Chassis: D4/06
Due to the insistence of the team that the two D3s used early in the 1980 season were D4s, the very first D4 was actually referred to as D4/03. Accordingly, this car, the fourth and final D4 built that year is numbered D4/06. First used in practice for the Dutch Grand Prix in August of 1980, it would appear at six additional races but would only make two starts. Surer retired from the Italian Grand Prix, while Lammers suffered a similar fate at the 1981 South African Grand Prix. Retired from contemporary racing after the new ATS D5 was pressed into service, it was retained by the company for many years. During this time, it was painted in the colours used by the team in the 1982 season, undoubtedly for promotional purposes.

Halfway through the 2010s, it was sold to France and then ended up in the hands of Belgian collector Marc Devis in 2017. Still in as raced condition, he had the car completely rebuilt by O'Connell Racing. In preparation for the Monaco Historic Grand Prix, it was entrusted to Martin O'Connell himself for the Masters round at Imola. Although, this was intended as a shakedown, O'Connell immediately placed the car on pole position for the first race and won the second despite starting from the back of the grid. It proved a good omen where for Monaco, where the hugely talented driver made no mistakes in treacherous conditions and won his race from pole position. Shortly thereafter, it was sold on to a French historic racer.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1980
First owner ATS Racing
Notes The fourth and final D4 built.
Last known location French Historic Racer
Appearances

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2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix

  Article Image gallery (14) D4/06 Specifications