Forti FG03

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Forti FG03
Forti badoer montreal 1996.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Forti Corse
Designer(s) Riccardo de Marco
Chris Radage
George Ryton
Predecessor FG01B
Technical specifications
Chassis Carbon fibre and honeycomb composite monocoque
Suspension (front) Unequal length wishbones, pushrod
Suspension (rear) As front.
Engine Ford Zetec-R ECA 90-degree V8, mid-mounted
Transmission Hewland 6-speed sequential
Fuel Elf
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Forti Grand Prix
Notable drivers 22. Italy Luca Badoer
23. Italy Andrea Montermini
Debut 1996 San Marino Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
6 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Forti FG03 was the car with which the Forti team competed in part of the 1996 Formula One season. It was designed by Chris Radage and Riccardo de Marco. It was driven by Luca Badoer and Andrea Montermini, both of whom were in their first year with the team.

The car was designed as a replacement for the slow, cumbersome "B" version of the FG01 that the team had used to limited effect in 1995 and at the beginning of 1996. Introduced at Imola, it was a major step forward in terms of downforce and sensitivity; however, it only finished once, at its debut race, and both drivers failed to make the 107% time for the Spanish and British Grands Prix. Ultimately, the FG03 was too little, too late, and Forti folded at the German GP.

The team came last in the Constructors' Championship, with no points.

A FG03 is currently used for F1 experiences in Northamptonshire.[1]


Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1996 Forti Ford Zetec R ECA V8 G AUS BRA ARG EUR SMR MON ESP CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR JPN 0 11th
Luca Badoer 10 Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNQ DNP
Andrea Montermini DNS DNQ Ret Ret DNQ DNP

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.firebox.com/product/1807/F1-Racing-Experience?via=ser