In what will we not be an often recurring theme, we today celebrate March Monday with three early 1980s racing cars to wear the famous five letters. Having competed in Formula 1 between 1970 and 1977, the specialist manufacturer opted to focus on more lucrative markets. The March name returned to F1 in 1981 with this 811 Cosworth. It really was a March in name only as the company behind the car was a separate entity that was formed by March founder Robin Herd and RAM Racing's John Macdonald. Designed by Gordon Cuppock, the 811 was inspired by and served to replace the Williams FW07s raced by RAM Racing in 1980. It was not particularly successful and spelled the end of the brief partnership between Herd and Macdonald. Our article includes two examples one of which has been consigned to next week's RM Sotheby's Amelia Island Sale.
Even though the partnership had ended, RAM Racing retained the March name for the 821 Cosworth campaigned during the 1982 season. Designed by Adrian Reynard, it was a development of the 811 but again proved to be not particularly successful.
Offered from the same collection as the 811, this March 83G Chevrolet is also consigned to the upcoming RM Sotheby's sale. A proper March Engineering built machine, it was one of the first racing cars designed by Adrian Newey. The second example produced for the 1983 season, it scored a debut win early in 1983 and two further victories in 1984. Chassis 83G/02 was also raced once by Emerson Fittipaldi.

Enjoy the links:

1983 March 83G Chevrolet (83G/02)

1982 March 821 Cosworth

1981 March 811 Cosworth