1976 Surtees TS19

Today the TS19 is hailed by racing enthusiasts as ‘ready to race and very capable of winning’. Known as one of the more infamous cars in Formula One racing history, it was the first car to court controversy by wearing the Durex livery.

Designed by renowned Formula One champion and constructor, John Surtees and Ken Sears, the TS19 made its debut at the South African Grand Prix in 1976, where it secured 11th place. It went on to log points for Surtees in 1977 that were used during the opening rounds of the 1978 season.

The TS19 still boasts top competitive form. The racecar has retained its impressive cutting edge by racing at the Silverstone Classics over the past two years.

Notable drivers

John Surtees 

Alan Jones 

Derek Bell 

Carlos Pace 

Andrea de Adamich 

Mike Hailwood 

Jochen Mass 


  • Chassis Aluminium Monocoque
  • Constructor Surtees Racing Organization
  • Debut 1974 South African Grand Prix
  • Displacement 2,993 cc | 183 cu in. | 3.0 L.
  • Drive Type 2WD
  • Engine Configuration Ford-Cosworth DFV 90° V8
  • Engine Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
  • Front Suspension wishbone independent with coil springs
  • Power 450 Hp @ 10800 min-1
  • Production 1976 - 1978
  • Rear Suspension wishbone independent with coil springs
  • Transmission 5 Manual Hewland FGA/400
  • Weight 580 kg
  • Wheel Base 2,570 mm