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Mike MacDowel : biography

13 September 1932 -

Michael George Hartwell MacDowel (born 13 September 1932, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk) is a former racing driver from England. He participated in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, the 1957 French Grand Prix on 7 July 1957, sharing his car with Jack Brabham. MacDowel did not score any championship points as he finished seventh (having qualified 15th and last), and points were only awarded to the first five finishers.

MacDowel was a keen amateur racer. After a break, he competed in hill climb events from 1968 until well after his 60th birthday. He set what was then the course record at Shelsley Walsh in 1973 — 28.21 seconds for the 1000 yard course — and in both that season and the following year he won the British Hill Climb Championship.

Complete Formula One World Championship results


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1957 Cooper Car Company Cooper T43 Climax Straight-4 ARG MON 500 FRA7* GBR GER PES ITA NC 0
* Indicates shared drive with Jack Brabham
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