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Team Principles Flavio Briatore ITA (2000-2001)
Rocco Benetton ITA (1998-99)
David Richards GBR (1998)
Flavio Briatore ITA (1989-1997)
Technical Director Pat Symonds GBR (1996-2001)
Designers Mike Gascoyne GBR (2001)
Tim Densham GBR (2000)
Nick Wirth GBR (1999)


Benetton B198

Benetton Team History & Record

Formed at the end of 1985 from what was the Toleman team which raced from 1981 to 1985.  The team formed a long-term relationship with Ford in 1987, coming to prominence with the introduction of the HB Series engine and the shrewd signing of Michael Schumacher from under the nose of Eddie Jordan in 1991.

The team switched to Renault power in 1995 and Schumacher delivered the second driver's title for the team before departing to Ferrari.  The teams performance slipped over the next few years, particularly after the withdrawal of Renault from F1 at the end of 1997.  In 2000 however, Renault decided to return to with a full works effort and purchased the team from the Benetton family with the plan of running works engines with Benetton sponsorship during 2001 before becoming the full works Renault team in 2002.

Year Chassis Engine Tyre # / Driver 1
# / Driver 2
Start Win Pole F Lap Pts Pos
1986 B186 BMW M12/13 F4t PI 19 T.Fabi
20
Berger
16 1 2 3 19 6th
1987 B187 Ford TEC F1 V6t GY 19 T.Fabi
20
Boutsen
16 0 0 1 28 5th
1988 B188 Cosworth DFR V8 GY 19 Nannini
20
Boutsen
16 0 0 1 46 3rd
1989 B189
B188
Ford HB V8
Cosworth DFR V8
GY 19 Nannini
20 Pirro /
Herbert
16 1 0 0 39 4th


Year Chassis Engine Tyre # / Driver 1
# / Driver 2
Start Win Pole F Lap Pts Pos
1990 B190 Ford HB4 V8 GY 19 Nannini
20
Piquet
16 2 0 1 71 3rd
1991 B191
B190B
Ford HB5 V8 PI 19 Moreno / M.Schumacher
20
Piquet
16 1 0 1 38.5 4th
1992 B192 Ford HB6 V8 GY 19 M.Schumacher
20
Brundle
16 1 0 2 91 3rd
1993 B193 Ford HB7 V8 GY 19 M.Schumacher
20
Patrese
16 1 0 4 72 3rd
1994 B194 Ford EC HB8 V8 GY 19 M.Schumacher
20
Verstappen / Herbert
16 8 6 8 103 2nd
1995 B195 Renault RS7 V10 GY 1 M.Schumacher
2
Herbert
17 11 4 8 147 1st
1996 B196 Renault RS8 V10 GY 3 Alesi
4
Berger
16 0 0 3 68 3rd
1997 B197 Renault RS9 V10 GY 3 Alesi
4
Berger / Wurz
17 1 2 2 67 3rd
1998 B198 Mecachrome RS9B V10 BS 5 Fisichella
6 Wurz
16 0 1 1 33 5th
1999 B199 Mecachrome RS9C V10 BS 9 Fisichella
10 Wurz
16 0 0 0 16 6th


Year Chassis Engine Tyre # / Driver 1
# / Driver 2
Start Win Pole F Lap Pts Pos
2000 B200 SuperTec RS9D V10 BS 11 Fisichella
12 Wurz
17 0 0 0 20 4th
2001 B201 Renault RS21 V10 MI 7 Fisichella
8
Button
17 0 0 0 10 7th
        TOTAL 260 27 15 35 851.5  

 

Titles
1995 Constructors' Championship
1994 Drivers' Championship (Michael Schumacher)
1995 Drivers' Championship (Michael Schumacher)

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