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|Chassis||Moulded carbon fibre composite structure|
|Suspension (front)||Double wishbones, pushrod|
|Suspension (rear)||Double wishbones, pushrod|
|Transmission||Benetton six-speed longitudinal semi-automatic|
|Notable entrants||Mild Seven Benetton Playlife|
|Notable drivers||9. Giancarlo Fisichella
10. Alexander Wurz
|Debut||1999 Australian Grand Prix|
The Benetton B199 was the car with which the Benetton Formula One team competed in the 1999 Formula One season. It was driven by Giancarlo Fisichella and Alexander Wurz, who were both in their second full seasons with the team.
The B199 contained some sophisticated parts, such as a front-torque transfer system and a twin-clutch gearbox, but these proved troublesome. Furthermore, any performance advantage was negated by the corresponding weight gain and aerodynamic ineffiencies which resulted in a chronic lack of grip.
The team eventually took sixth place in the Constructors' Championship, but this was a major disappointment considering the much better position of the team over the last few seasons.
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)
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