Mike MacDowel, English racing driver, Died at 83


Michael George Hartwell MacDowel was born on September 13, 1932, and died on January 18, 2016.

He was an English racing driver.

Mike took part in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, the 1957 French Grand Prix on 7 July 1957, sharing his car with Jack Brabham.

The racer did not score any championship points as he finished seventh (having qualified 15th and last), and points were only awarded to the first five finishers.

Mike MacDowel was a keen amateur racer.

When he to a break and reture, he competed in hill climb events from 1968 until well after his 60th birthday.

Mike set what was then the course record at Shelsley Walsh in 1973 – 28.21 seconds for the 1000 yard course – and in both that season and the following year he won the British Hill Climb Championship.

Mike MacDowel passed away at 83 yrs old due to cancer.