Auto Technisches Spezialzubehor
|Based in: Bicester|
Founded: 1972 (active 1978-1984)
Principal: Hans Gunther Schmidt
German wheel magnate Schmidt entered Formula 1 with the Penske PC4 in 1977 with the intention of promoting his ATS wheels company. This was later developed into the first proper ATS entry and the team took over the facilities of the departing March operation in Bicester.
Schmid had a reputation of being something of an idiosyncratic character his team went through a lot of drivers, designers and managers before the organisation was finally wound down in 1984. The organisation always struggled at this level although Schmidt later returned to try and conquer F1 once more with his Rial Racing outfit.
|Car designation||Race years|
|ATS D3||1979 - 1980|
|ATS D4||1980 - 1981|