Thackwell, Mike (NZ)
b 30/3/1961 (Auckland)
1979 - British F3, 3rd, 71 points. 5 wins: Brands Hatch, Silverstone,
Snetterton, Oulton Park, Thruxton
1980 - 3 F1 attempts (1 Arrows, 2 Tyrrell), 0 points. DNQ=2, ret=1. F2
1981 - F2 (Ralt-Honda). 1 win (Silverstone), 3rd Hockenheim, Misano.
Crash at Thruxton (3rd race), on crutches afterwards
1982 - F2 (March-BMW). 3rd Spa, Pau
1983 - F2 (Ralt-Honda), 2nd, 61 points. 1 win (Jarama). 2nd Silverstone,
Thruxton, Donington, Zolder, Mugello, 3rd Hockenheim, Vallelunga, Enna
1984 - 2 F1 attempts (1 RAM, 1 Tyrrell), 0 points. DNQ=1, ret=1. F2 (Ralt-
Honda) champion, 72 points. 7 wins: Silverstone, Thruxton, Vallelunga,
Mugello, Pau, Misano, Enna. 2nd Hockenheim.led 408 out of 580 laps run
Indycars (Penske): 2 races (Laguna Seca, Las Vegas), substituting for
injured Rick Mears
1985 - F3000 (Ralt-Judd), 2nd, 45 points. 3 wins (Silverstone, Spa, Enna).
2nd Thruxton, Dijon, Zandvoort
1986 - limited F3000 season (Ralt-Honda). won at Pau. Won Nurburgring
sportscar race (Mercedes) with Pescarolo
1987 - Sportscars (Brun Porsche). Won New Zealand International Championship.
All Japan Sportscars (From A&BLR Porsche 962 & GTI): 8th, 32 pts.
1988 - brief F3000 season (Ralt). Walked away from racing.