MAKI F101 - 1974 F1 SEASON - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

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Maki Engineering was a former Japanese team, founded by Kenji Mimura and Masao Ono, as an ambitious project to fill in the steps left by Honda, who last raced in 1968. In 1974, Maki launched their first car, the F101, with a ubiquitous Cosworth DFV engine. The initial build of the car was large, bulky and overweight, and upon testing it was found to be slow and prone to understeer and overheating.

Former BRM driver Howden Ganley was signed to drive the team, although he initially thought his recruitment was a joke. Another driver named Shaw Hayami was set to be the second driver, but the team could not afford to build a second car. When the team was refused entry for Monaco, Ganley suggested the team improve the car, which they did produce the F101B, but the car was still overweight.

Maki eventually made their debut at Brands Hatch for the British Grand Prix, but failed to qualify, as Ganley was 1.3 seconds off Tim Schenken's Trojan who managed to qualify, and 4 seconds off Niki Lauda's pole time. During Friday practice at the German Grand Prix, Ganley was barely a mile into the Nürburgring when the rear suspension failed, resulting in his car crashing heavily and tearing off the front. Ganley's legs were so badly injured that his F1 career was effectively ended. This prompted Maki to withdraw from the rest of the season.

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Ash color is 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester
• Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester
• Athletic and Black Heather are 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Heather Prism colors are 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Side-seamed

Size guide

Length (inches) 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36
Width (inches) 16 ½ 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 31
Length (cm) 68.6 71.1 73.7 76.2 78.7 81.3 83.8 86.4 91.4
Width (cm) 42 45.7 50.8 55.9 61 66 71.1 76.2 78.7