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|Chassis||Carbon fibre monocoque|
|Engine||1988: Cosworth DFZ V8
1989: Cosworth DFR V8
|Notable drivers|| Philippe Streiff
|Debut||1988 Brazilian Grand Prix|
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.
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.
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.
After Formula One
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)
- "AGS F1 chassis locations". F1 Cars Today. Retrieved 2008-04-10.