Belgian driver Patrick Neve was not part of the Williams team's plan for the 1978 season because of poor performance. The truth was also that the March 761 was a terrible car.
Patrick couldn't find a team to race, and decides to create his own team to compete in the Belgian GP in Zolder by renting one of the two March 781S that were built.
One of the cars intended to be used in the Aurora AFX British F1 Championship of 1978. However, the second chassis was intended for Geoff Lees to race at least two Grand Prix. Patrick Neve however tested with the March 781S at Goodwood before he went to Zolder hoping to race his home Grand Prix. While historical date says that the car wasn’t available for Neve. It is said that Bernie Ecclestone did not agree with an entry for Neve nor Bernard de Dryver.
Without authorization to race, Patrick Neve didn't even participate in the training sessions for the race.
Activity: 1978 Grand Prix: - Best Result: Did Not Practice Best Grid Position: Did Not Practice Fastest Laps: - Championship Points: -