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Michael George Hartwell MacDowel (born 13 September 1932 and died 19 January 2016) was a British racing driver who raced in the 1957 French Grand Prix for the works Cooper team. He only raced 30 laps of the race, sharing his car with Jack Brabham, who had crashed on lap 4. The two drivers shared 7th place.

After Formula One he took a break from racing, later competing in hill climb events starting in 1968. In 1973 and 1974, he won the British Hill Climb Championship, setting the 1000 yard course record at the Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb.

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos.
1957 United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax 0 NC

Career Statistics[]

Entries 1
Starts 1
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest Laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 30
Distance Raced 196 km (122 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts Pos
1957 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Abruzzo bandiera.svg Flag of Italy.svg 0 NC
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
18th Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
4thP Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols


  1. Shared drive with Jack Brabham.
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