Footwork FA15

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Footwork FA15
FootworkFA151994.jpg
Category Formula One
Designer(s) Alan Jenkins
Predecessor FA14
Successor FA16
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Carbon fibre monocoque
Wheelbase 2,921 mm (115.0 in)
Engine Ford HBE7/8 V8
Transmission Footwork / Xtrac 6 Speed
Fuel Elf
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Footwork Arrows
Notable drivers 9. Brazil Christian Fittipaldi
10. Italy Gianni Morbidelli
Debut 1994 Brazilian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
16 0 0 0

The Footwork FA15 was a Formula One car with which the Footwork team competed in the 1994 Formula One season. The number 9 seat was taken by Christian Fittipaldi and the number 10 seat was taken by Gianni Morbidelli. The team never employed a test driver. The engine was a Ford HBE7/8 3.5 V8. The team didn't have a main sponsor.

The car was very competitive in the early races of the year: Morbidelli qualified sixth in Brazil, Fittipaldi finished fourth in Aida (where Morbidelli retired from fifth), and Fittipaldi qualified sixth and ran fifth in Monaco before he suffered a gearbox failure, whilst Morbidelli qualified seventh. But after that, the team's performance began to suffer, with Morbidelli only finishing four races in the entire season and Fittipaldi frequently finishing outside the points.

However, the team still managed the occasional good performance. Morbidelli ran well in Canada, whilst Fittipaldi finished sixth, only to be disqualified due to being underweight. In Germany the cars finished fourth and fifth, with Morbidelli scoring a point in Belgium and qualifying a strong eighth in Jerez for the European GP.

The team finished 9th in the Constructors' Championship, with nine points, a respectable performance. Fittipaldi left F1 at the end of the season, and was replaced by Taki Inoue for 1995.

Race results[edit]

(key)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts. WCC
1994 Footwork Ford HBE7/8 V8 G BRA PAC SMR MON ESP CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR EUR JPN AUS 9 9th
Christian Fittipaldi Ret 4 13 Ret Ret DSQ 8 9 4 14 Ret Ret 8 17 8 8
Gianni Morbidelli Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 6 Ret 9 11 Ret Ret


References[edit]

  1. ^ Stats F1. "Footwork FA15". Retrieved 30 April 2014. 

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