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Was there a car numbered 13 in F1?

Have you ever wondered whether a F1 car beared numbered 13?

A car numbered 13 has only appeared once in a Grand Prix. Moises Solana qualified 11th for his first race at his home Grand Prix in Mexico City – in 1963 in a BRM numbered 13. He was a classified finisher in 11th despite his engine having failed eight laps short of the chequered flag.

Solana went on to compete in another seven Grand Prix but never with the number 13 again and never finished in the points.


The only other occasion a car numbered 13 appeared in a F1 race weekend was in 1976 when Divina Galica attempted to qualify for her first Grand Prix (also her home race, at Brands Hatch) in Surtees-Ford number 13.

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