ENSIGN N177 - 1978 F1 SEASON - HARALD ERTL - Unisex Hoodie

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Harald Ertl (31 August 1948 – 7 April 1982) was an Austrian racing driver and motorsport journalist. He was born in Zell am See and attended the same school as Grand Prix drivers Jochen Rindt, Helmut Marko and Niki Lauda. Ertl sported an 'Imperial'-style moustache and full beard. He worked his way through the German Formula Vee and Super Vee, and then on to Formula Three, before a successful switch to Touring Cars. During this period, he gained sufficient sponsorship to enter Formula One, where he drove with various outfits between 1975 and 1980. Ertl was one of the four drivers who helped to get Niki Lauda out of his burning Ferrari in the 1976 German Grand Prix. Ertl was killed in an aeroplane crash in 1982, when the small plane he was travelling in suffered from engine failure.

Ertl started motorsport in the late 1960s, participating in several European championships with modest results. From 1975 he started his career in F1 and specialized in winning punctual sponsors to pay for his races. In 1978 he left Hesketh for Ensign with the sponsorship of Sachs Sporting (sports division of the German automotive components company).

With the Ensign N177 model he participates in 3 races, the best result being the 11th place in the German GP. Failure to qualify for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza led him to leave the Ensign team and go to ATS.

• 50% pre-shrunk cotton, 50% polyester
• Fabric weight: 8.0 oz/yd² (271.25 g/m²)
• Air-jet spun yarn with a soft feel and reduced pilling
• Double-lined hood with matching drawcord
• Quarter-turned body to avoid crease down the middle
• 1 × 1 athletic rib-knit cuffs and waistband with spandex
• Front pouch pocket
• Double-needle stitched collar, shoulders, armholes, cuffs, and hem
• Blank product sourced from Honduras, Mexico, or Nicaragua

Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Length (inches) 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Width (inches) 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34
  S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Length (cm) 69 71 74 76 79 81 84 86
Width (cm) 51 56 61 66 71 76 81 86