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2002 Season

 

1995 Swift SC95R Formula Renault

 

 

Specifications

 

Engine

2ltr. Renault Laguna based engine with fuel injection

Transmission

Hewland 5 speed H gate gearbox

Suspension

Ohlins dampers

Wheels & Tyres

3 sets of Madin wheels with slicks and wets

Chassis

Swift space-frame with GRP bodywork, F3 carbon front wing and carbon full rear diffuser

Datalogging

None fitted. RenaultSport Digital Dashboard

 

This was an ex- DC Cook car, first run in the 1995 British Formula Renault Championship by Paul Cook. It was an steel space-framed car, with fibre-glass bodywork designed by a French RenaultSport engineer for Swift. Several of its sister cars made their way to Canada. Its large sidepods were not aerodynamically efficient.

 

This was my first race car and it proved to be an extremely reliable if underpowered car. It (In the whole season, there was only 1 mechanical glitch when a bolt fell out of the gear linkage at Rockingham. I did managed to wrap it around a tyre wall in the wet at Brands Hatch, causing a 4000, 2 month re-build project.

 

The car was subsequently sold to Trevor Stacey for hill-climbing, then sold back to Dermot Healy in 2006. It was exported to Austria in May 2006.

 

 

 

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