Benetton Formula Ltd., generally referred to just as Benetton, was a Formula One constructor that participated from 1986 to 2001. The group was possessed by the family who operate a global chain of clothing shops of exactly the exact same title. In 2000 the group was bought by Renault, but competed as Benetton for the 2001 period. In 2002 the group became Renault F1.
Thierry Boutsen driving for Benetton in the 1988 Canadian Grand Prix.
Giancarlo Fisichella driving for Benetton in the 1999 Canadian Grand Prix.
Benetton's last Formula One-car, the B201 driven by Jenson Button.
Formula was entered by the Benetton Group
One for a sponsor organization for Tyrrell in 1983, then Alfa Romeo in 1984 and 1985 and ultimately Toleman in 1985. Benetton Formula Ltd. was formed at the conclusion of 1985 when the Toleman team was offered for the Benetton family. The group started with BMW engines and then later changed to Ford then ultimately and Renault Playlife.
The group was managed by Flavio Briatore from 1990 till 1997. In about 1991, TWR got a position within the group, getting Ross Brawn and Tom Walkinshaw to operate the engineering procedures. Rocco Benetton, the youngest son of Luciano Benetton fired Briatore as Leader in 1998 and joined the group. He replaced him with Prodrive boss David Richards, who lasted just for a year when he also was fired, as a result of disagreement with the Benetton family about potential method.
After changing to Renault engines, additionally they won the constructor's tournament in 1995 with Schumacher and Johnny Herbert. After 1995, Schumacher moved to Ferrari along with Rory Byrne, Ross Brawn and 11 other important figures from his two tournament winning seasons with Benetton.
On March 16, 2000, the group was sold to Renault for $120 million US. Within their restructuring, Renault brought back as team manager Flavio Briatore. The Playlife engines were still used by the team they were using for the past couple of years. The drivers were Alexander Wurz and Giancarlo Fisichella. The team scored 20 points, too as 3 podium finishes in 2000 at Monaco, Brazil and Canada.
In their last period in 2001 the motorists, Giancarlo Fisichella and Jenson Button, were frequently in the back two rows of the grid. This is simply credited to the 111 - level wide-angle motor. But continuing development enabled Benetton to leave Formula 1 on something of the high, and also the automobiles' functionality lifted.
The Benetton B194-Ford
During the 1994 period, some competing teams claimed Benetton had found a means to break the FIA - imposed prohibition on electronic supports, including Launch-control and Traction-control. On investigation, the FIA found "start sequence" app within the Benetton B194 cars, and a mixture of illegal app in competing teams' cars too. FIA had no signs the app was actually used, so groups identified using the app received little to no punishment. No traction-control software was discovered to take the Benetton automobiles, yet. Flavio Briatore, Benetton's leader in 1994, said in 2001 that "Our only blunder was that during the time we were too young and folks were distrustful".
During the 1994 season Benetton removed a fuel filter in the rig used during pit-stops. This might have triggered a fire that happened during Jos Verstappen's first pitstop at Hockenheim. This resulted in more inquiries from the FIA, where, the refuelling rig maker explained that in their view the change could have resulted in 10% higher-flow rates compared to the guidelines permitted. Again the group went without considerable punishment.
Benetton won the 1995 World Constructors' Championship title like a British group.
To be able to possess an F1 team in their particular nation the Benetton family wanted this change of nationality. Benetton stays the sole constructor to have attained success while racing under two distinct nationalities. The group was located in britain throughout.
Benetton drivers include:
He additionally scored the team's first podium finish in the 1986 San Marino Grand Prix. Berger also finished his Formula One career with Benetton in 1997.
Teo Fabi - scored the team's first pole position in the 1986 Austrian Grand Prix. Fabi finished his Formula One career with Benetton in 1987.
Thierry Boutsen - drove for the group in 1987 and 1988. He finished fourth in the Drivers' Championship in 1988 with five third place finishes. He was likewise the highest set "atmo" driver at the conclusion of the period.
It was the first since 1986 and also the teams second-ever win.
Adopted up-to win another race in Australia that was also the 500th World Championship Grand Prix held since 1950. Piquet finished his Formula One career with Benetton in 1991
Jos Verstappen - maybe most well-known after his Benetton burst into flames in a pit-stop in the 1994 German Grand Prix. The subsequent fire resulted in improvements in pit-stop security.
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