Michael MacDowel died on January 19, 2016.

Michael MacDowel died on January 19, 2016.

20.01.2016: Michael George Hartwell MacDowel was born 13 September 1932 (Great

Michael George Hartwell MacDowel was born 13 September 1932 (Great Yarmouth, Norfolk).

 

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 (Cooper Car Company - Cooper T43- Climax Straight-4). MacDowel finished seventh (having qualified 15th and last).


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.


Michael  MacDowel  joined  the Grand Prix Drivers  Club in  2003 and was an active advisor to the board since 2013.


With  his family and his son Matt we would like to share our deepest  condolences.



Agnès Carlier
Deputy Secretary GPDC

On behalf of Theo K Huschek
General Secretary Grand Prix Drivers Club - photo autogram

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