AGS JH23

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AGS JH23
AGS JH23 1989 Silverstone
Category Formula One
Constructor AGS
Designer(s) Christian Vanderpleyn
Michel Costa
Predecessor JH22
Successor JH24
Technical specifications
Chassis Carbon fibre monocoque
Engine 1988: Cosworth DFZ V8
1989: Cosworth DFR V8
Fuel Elf
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants AGS
Notable drivers France Philippe Streiff
Italy Gabriele Tarquini
Germany Joachim Winkelhock
France Yannick Dalmas
Debut 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
22 0 0 0

The JH23 was a Formula One car built and raced by the AGS team for the 1988 Formula One season. It was powered by the Ford Cosworth DFZ engine. A single car was entered, driven by experienced Frenchman Philippe Streiff.

1988[edit]

The JH23 proved to be a good car for the small French team, in only their second full season in Formula One. The car managed to qualify for all 16 races including 12th at Monaco, and 10th in Canada where before retiring with suspension failure on lap 41, it was only the power of the Honda V6 turbo in Nelson Piquet's ill-handling Lotus 100T that kept Streiff from passing the reigning World Champion for 4th place. However whenever it got close to scoring points, the car broke down. Streiff only managed to finish 6 races, the best result being 8th at Suzuka.

1989[edit]

The car was updated with a Cosworth DFR engine for the 1989 season, to become the JH23B and for the first time the team entered two cars.

The drivers were Phillipe Streiff and the rookie German Joachim Winkelhock. The season got off to a tragic start as Streiff was seriously injured in a pre-season testing crash at the Jacarepaguá circuit in Brazil. This left him paralysed and thus using a wheelchair.

Italian Gabriele Tarquini took over from Strieff and had a good season, the highlight being a 6th place in Mexico. However his team mate Winkelhock and later on Yannick Dalmas failed to get past pre-qualifying.

By Spa the car was replaced by the JH24.

After Formula One[edit]

Three JH23 chassis were built, two are still owned by AGS and the other is on display at the Lohéac Automobile Museum.[1]

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1988 JH23 Cosworth DFZ
V8
G BRA SMR MON MEX CAN DET FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR ESP JPN AUS 0 NC
Philippe Streiff Ret 10 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 9 Ret 8 11
1989 JH23B Cosworth DFR
V8
G BRA SMR MON MEX USA CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR ESP JPN AUS 1 15th
Philippe Streiff WD
Gabriele Tarquini 8 Ret 6 7 Ret Ret DNPQ
Joachim Winkelhock DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ
Yannick Dalmas DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AGS F1 chassis locations". F1 Cars Today. Retrieved 2008-04-10. 

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