The Protos was a wingless Formula 2 racing car that appeared in 1967. Powered by the then-standard Ford-Cosworth 1600cc FVA-engine, it was noticeable for its slippery aerodynamic Frank Costin design, with an almost-enclosed 'bubble' canopy over the cockpit and a chassis partially made of the very light but fragile plywood. Although fairly quick on fast tracks, it didn't become a front runner and did not score wins during the European F2 season. Drivers included Brian Hart & Pedro Rodríguez.
In 1967 for the German Grand Prix at the gigantic Nurburgring circuit, in order to complete the grid, Protos was invited to line up two cars. The drivers were the englishman Brian Hart and german Kurt Ahrens Jr.
Starting at 25th and 23rd respectively on a grid of 25 cars, Protos did not have much to celebrate. Ahrens abandoned the race on the at lap 4 and Hart finished in 14th three laps from the winner Denny Hulme.
Activity: 1967 Grand Prix: 1 Best Result: 14th - B. Hart (Germany 1967) Best Grid Position: 23rd - K. Ahrens Jr. (Germany 1967) Fastest Laps: 0 Championship Points: 0