EuroBrun ER188

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EuroBrun ER188
EuroBrun ER188B
EuroBrun ER188 at the 1988 Canadian Grand Prix.
Category Formula One
Constructor EuroBrun
Designer(s) Mario Tollentino
Bruno Zava
Successor ER189
Technical specifications
Chassis Carbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, pushrods
Suspension (rear) Double wishbones, pushrods
Engine Cosworth DFZ, 3,494 cc (213.2 cu in), 90° V8, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission EuroBrun / Hewland 6-speed manual
Fuel Elf
Tyres 1988: Goodyear
1989: Pirelli
Competition history
Notable entrants EuroBrun
Notable drivers 32. ArgentinaOscar Larrauri
33. ItalyStefano Modena
33. Switzerland Gregor Foitek
Debut 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
24 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The EuroBrun ER188 was a Formula One car built and raced by the EuroBrun team for the 1988 Formula One season. The car was designed by Mario Tolentino and was powered by a normally aspirated Cosworth DFZ engine. Three ER188 chassis were produced.

Two cars were entered for 1987 Formula 3000 champion Stefano Modena of Italy and long-time Brun sports car stalwart, 33 year old F1 rookie, Argentine Oscar Larrauri.

1988[edit]

Despite a solid, if unspectacular start to the season, EuroBrun were struggling as money ran low. There was internal trouble when in May 1988 Brun unsuccessfully tried to replace Larrauri with German driver Christian Danner. It turned out that the German driver was too tall for the monocoque of the ER188. Since the team had no money for any modification it kept Larrauri in the second car to the end of the season, much to the annoyance of most of the other drivers as the Argentine had gained the unwanted reputation of being slow and hard to pass, especially when being lapped as the EuroBruns were often.

In the first eight events Larrauri only missed the cut twice and Modena would have qualified for them all were it not for two disqualifications for missing a weight check in practice at Monaco, and for having too high a rear wing in Mexico. Starts didn't turn into finishes, with engine failures, clutch and gearbox problems, and even a flat battery meaning that Modena's 11th place at the Hungarian Grand Prix would be the car's best result.

At the end of the season in December the team entered an ER188 for Fabrizio Barbazza in the 1988 Formula One Indoor Trophy at the Bologna Motor show. Barbazza was knocked out in the first round by the Minardi of Luis Pérez-Sala.[1]

1989[edit]

For the 1989 Formula One season the car was updated to ER188B specification and used a Judd CV V8 engine and Pirelli tyres. The team entered just one car for rookie Gregor Foitek.

Foitek would only make it through Friday pre-qualifying once, at the first race in Brazil but he failed to qualify for the race.

The replacement ER189 designed by George Ryton was introduced at the German Grand Prix.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Chassis Engines Tyres Driver(s) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1988 ER188 Ford DFZ V8 G BRA SMR MON MEX CAN DET FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR ESP JPN AUS 0 NC
Argentina Oscar Larrauri Ret DNQ Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret DNQ 16 DNQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNQ DNQ Ret
Italy Stefano Modena Ret NC DSQ DSQ 12 Ret 14 12 Ret 11 DNQ DNQ DNQ 13 DNQ Ret
1989 ER188B Judd CV V8 P BRA SMR MON MEX USA CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR ESP JPN AUS 0 NC
Switzerland Gregor Foitek DNQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ

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