|Chassis||carbon fibre monocoque|
|Suspension (front)||double wishbones, pushrods|
|Suspension (rear)||as front|
|Engine||Ford HB 3,497 cc (213.4 cu in) V8|
|Notable entrants||Fondmetal F1 SpA|
|Notable drivers||14. Andrea Chiesa
15. Gabriele Tarquini
|Debut||1992 South African Grand Prix|
The car was based on the Fomet F1 and was also equipped with a Ford engine, not the DFR (as used in the Fomet F1) but the HB, which had 100 HP more power than DFR. Fondmetal fielded two cars, for Andrea Chiesa and Gabriele Tarquini. Chiesa was probably too tall for the new car.
The GR01 recorded poor results; the model never saw the finish line.
Then one of GR01s was bought by Ranieri Randaccio, who remade the car (e.g. enlarged the airbox and added unsightly wheel covers over the wheels). He raced this car in Interserie from 1994 to 1997 and took second places at Most (1994, 1997) and Brands Hatch (1996).
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position, results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|1992||Fondmetal F1 SpA||Ford HB
- "Fondmetal – Full Profile". f1rejects.com. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
- "Fondmetal GR01". chicanef1.com. Retrieved 8 May 2011.