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

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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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