Dallara F192

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Dallara F192
Category Formula One
Constructor Dallara
Designer(s) Gian Paolo Dallara
Predecessor Dallara F191
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Carbon Fibre Monocoque
Wheelbase 2,950 mm (116 in)
Engine Ferrari 037 3,499 cc (213.5 cu in), V12, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Weight 505kg
Fuel Agip
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants BMS Scuderia Italia
Notable drivers 21. Finland JJ Lehto
22. Italy Pierluigi Martini
Debut 1992 South African Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
16 0 0 0

The Dallara F192 was a Formula One car designed by Gian Paolo Dallara, of Dallara, and used by the BMS Scuderia Italia team during the 1992 Formula One season. Its best finish in a race was sixth (twice). It was the last Dallara chassis to be used by Scuderia Italia.

Development[edit]

For the 1992 season, team owner Giuseppe Lucchini took over Ferrari's engine supply arrangement with Minardi. This arrangement provided the team with Ferrari V12 engines, although to 1991 specification. The chassis, designed by Gian Paolo Dallara, was a development of the previous year's car but adapted for use with the new engine, which required a larger fuel cell. It was the only 1992 car to use a high front wing with deep end plates which, after the first race of the year, were supported by cables.[2]

The team's drivers both complained about the handling of the car[2] and consequently aerodynamics and the suspension were refined continuously throughout the year.[3] The results achieved by the end of the European stage of the season were not what was expected and for the following season, Lucchini had decided to use a chassis designed by Lola. This ended a five year relationship with Dallara.[2]

Race history[edit]

The Dallara F192 was generally a midfield runner and only finished in the points twice, both times in the hands of new recruit Pierluigi Martini, who had been signed from Minardi. He finished sixth in a rain-affected race in Spain and the following Imola race. His teammate JJ Lehto regularly finished in the top ten, with a best placing of 7th.[3]


Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Chassis Engine(s) Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1992 Dallara F192 Ferrari V12 037 G RSA MEX BRA ESP SMR MON CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR JPN AUS 2 10th
JJ Lehto Ret 8 8 Ret Ret 9 9 9 13 10 DNQ 7 Ret Ret 9 Ret
Pierluigi Martini Ret Ret Ret 6 6 Ret 8 10 15 11 Ret Ret 8 Ret 10 Ret

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stats F1. "Dallara 192". Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Henry, 1992, pp. 72–73
  3. ^ a b Hodges, 2001, p. 71

References[edit]

  • Henry, Alan (1992). "Team Review: Scuderia Italia". In Henry, Alan. Autocourse 1992–93. Richmond, Surrey, England: Hazelton Publishing. pp. 72–73. 
  • Hodges, David (2001). A–Z of Grand Prix Cars. Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire: Crowood Press. ISBN 1861263392.