Fondmetal GR01

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Fondmetal GR01
1992 Andrea Chiesa Fondmetal.jpg
Category Formula One
Interserie
Constructor Fondmetal
Designer(s) Robin Herd
Tim Holloway
Tino Belli
Predecessor Fomet F1
Successor Fondmetal GR02
Technical specifications
Chassis carbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) double wishbones, pushrods
Suspension (rear) as front
Engine Ford HB 3,497 cc (213.4 cu in) V8
Fuel Agip
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Fondmetal F1 SpA
Notable drivers 14. Switzerland Andrea Chiesa
15. Italy Gabriele Tarquini
Debut 1992 South African Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
8 0 0 0

The Fondmetal GR01 was a Formula One car designed by Robin Herd, Tim Holloway and Tino Belli for the Fondmetal F1 SpA team. It was used in the first part of 1992 season.

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[edit]

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

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1992 Fondmetal F1 SpA Ford HB
V8
G RSA MEX BRA ESP SMR MON CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR JPN AUS 0 NC
Andrea Chiesa DNQ Ret DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gabriele Tarquini Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret

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