Onyx Formula One

 
Team Principles Peter Monteverdi FRA (1990)
Middlebridge Group JPN (1989)
Jean-Pierre van Rossem BEL (1989)
Mike Earle GBR (1989)
Designers Ken Anderson USA (1990)
Alan Jenkins GBR (1989)
Bernie Marcus GBR (1989)

Onyx History & Team Record

Initially the former Mike Earle F3000 team's entry into F1 was backed by Belgian Jean-Pierre van Rossem of the Moneytron investment company, however when Moneytron ran into financial difficulties during the 1989 season the team was sold. After being briefly owned by the Middlebridge Group (also owners at that time of Brabham), the team passed to Peter Monteverdi.

After some success in their first season with the experienced Swede Stefan Johansson at the wheel of the Alan Jenkins designed car, Monteverdi's drastic cost cutting saw the departure of many staff including, first Jenkins and then Johansson. With only small changes being made to the previous years design the team struggled to make the grid and on the few occasions it did, the lack of experienced race engineers meant the car was uncompetitive and unreliable. The Hungarian GP was the teams final appearance before Monteverdi closed the doors.   

Year Chassis Engine Tyre # / Driver Start Win Pole F Lap Pts Pos
1989 ORE1 Ford DFR V8 GY 36 Johansson
37 Gachot / Lehto

12

0

0

0

6

10th

1990 ORE1 Ford DFR V8 GY 35 Foitek (also Johansson - 2 DNQ)
36 Lehto

5

0

0

0

0

-

       

TOTAL

17 0 0 0 6  

 


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