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The Maki F101C was a racecar designer by Kenji Mimura and Masao Ono. It was built and raced during the 1975 season of Formula One.

Drivers for the car included Hiroshi Fushida, Tony Trimmer and Dave Walker. The F101C was fitted with a Ford Cosworth engine and rode on either Firestone or Goodyear tyres. The chassis was of an aluminium monocoque design and the car was fitted with a Hewland FG 400 gearbox.

The F101C debuted at the 1975 Dutch Grand Prix, with successful domestic driver Hiroshi Fushida. A sponsorship from Citizen Watches was secured. With only 25 entrants, he was guaranteed a starting place, but the DFV broke in practice and he was unable to start as the team had no spares.

They missed the French Grand Prix, and then Fushida failed to qualify for the British Grand Prix. For the German Grand Prix, British club driver Tony Trimmer replaced Fushida, but was unable to qualify either there, or for the Austrian Grand Prix.

The Maki made its first and only race start in the non-championship Swiss Grand Prix, where Trimmer finished last of the finishers in 13th place, six laps behind the winner Clay Regazzoni's Ferrari.

The car was not a success and Maki pulled out of Forumla One for the meantime.