Benetton B191

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Benetton B191
Benetton B191B
2006FOS 1991BenettonB191.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Benetton
Designer(s) John Barnard
Mike Coughlan
Predecessor B190
Successor B192
Technical specifications[1][2]
Chassis Carbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) Double wishbone, pushrod
Suspension (rear) Double wishbone, pushrod
Axle track Front: 1,818 mm (71.6 in)
Rear: 1,720 mm (68 in)
Wheelbase 2,880 mm (113.4 in)
Engine Ford HBA5, 3,498 cc (213.5 cu in), 75° V8, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Benetton transverse 6-speed Manual
Weight 505 kg (1,113 lb)
Fuel Mobil
Tyres 1991: Pirelli
1992: Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Camel Benetton Ford
Notable drivers 19. Brazil Roberto Moreno
19. Germany Michael Schumacher
20. Brazil Nelson Piquet
20. United Kingdom Martin Brundle
Debut 1991 San Marino Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
17 1 0 1
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Benetton B191 was a Formula One racing car with which the Benetton team competed in the 1991 Formula One season and the start of 1992. Designed by John Barnard and Mike Coughlan, the car made its debut at the 1991 San Marino Grand Prix, driven by three-time World Drivers' Champion Nelson Piquet and Roberto Moreno. The B191 was powered by the Ford HBA5 V8 engine in an exclusive deal with Ford, and ran on Pirelli tyres. Following the Belgian Grand Prix the team replaced Moreno with German newcomer Michael Schumacher.

Nelson Piquet gave the B191 its only win at the 1991 Canadian Grand Prix after Nigel Mansell's leading Williams-Renault suffered electrical failure less than half a lap from the finish gifting Piquet the last win of his Formula One career.

The car was pressed into service for the first three races of the 1992 season with small upgrades to bodywork and suspension. This car was dubbed the B191B. Schumacher remained with the team while Martin Brundle replaced the retiring Nelson Piquet in the team's second car.

The B191B was replaced by the Benetton B192 following the 1992 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team/Chassis Engine Tyres Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts. WCC
1991 Benetton B191 Ford HBA5
V8
P USA BRA SMR MON CAN MEX FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR ESP JPN AUS 38.5* 4th
Roberto Moreno 13 4 Ret 5 Ret Ret 8 8 4
Michael Schumacher 5 6 6 Ret Ret
Nelson Piquet Ret Ret 1 Ret 8 5 Ret Ret 3 6 5 11 7 4
1992 Benetton B191B Ford HBA5
V8
G RSA MEX BRA ESP SMR MON CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR JPN AUS 91* 3rd
Michael Schumacher 4 3 3
Martin Brundle Ret Ret Ret

* 6 points scored in 1991 using Benetton B190B
* 80 points scored in 1992 using Benetton B192

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STATS F1 • Benetton B191". Statsf1.com. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  2. ^ "STATS F1 • Benetton B191B". Statsf1.com. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 


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