Jaguar R2

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Jaguar R2
Pedro de la Rosa 2001 Canada.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Jaguar
Designer(s) Steve Nichols
Predecessor R1
Successor R3
Technical specifications
Chassis Carbon-fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) double wishbones, pushrod, torsion bar, ARB, third spring
Suspension (rear) double wishbones, pushrod, torsion bar, ARB, third spring
Engine Cosworth CR3 V10 naturally aspirated
Transmission Jaguar 7-speed longitudinal semi-automatic sequential
Fuel Texaco
Tyres Michelin
Competition history
Notable entrants Jaguar Racing
Notable drivers 18. United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
19. Brazil Luciano Burti
19.Spain Pedro de la Rosa
Debut 2001 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
17 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Jaguar R2 was the car with which the Jaguar team competed in the 2001 Formula One season. It was driven by Eddie Irvine, who was in his second year with the team, and Luciano Burti, who had deputised for Irvine at the 2000 Austrian Grand Prix. However, the Brazilian was replaced by Pedro de la Rosa after only four Grands Prix.

The R2 being prepared for a public appearance

For Jaguar, 2001 was a season of consolidation after a disastrous début season in 2000 saw the team score only four points in the Constructors' Championship. The car was therefore more conservative and reliable than in the previous year, and the team's success was slightly greater, if not a quantum leap forward. Indeed, there were only four points finishes from Irvine and de la Rosa throughout the season, although one of these was Jaguar's maiden podium finish at Monaco.

The season was more notable for Jaguar's exploits off the track. McLaren designer Adrian Newey seemingly signed a contract with the team, but quickly changed his mind and remained with his current employers. The deal was struck by Team Principal Bobby Rahal, and its failure, allied to an alleged deal to sell Irvine to Jordan, would culminate in his replacement by fellow retired racer Niki Lauda by season's end. It was seen that such a replacement was inevitable, as Lauda had initially arrived in the team whilst Rahal was in charge.

The team eventually finished eighth in the Constructors' Championship, with nine points. The R2 was succeeded by the Jaguar R3.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
2001 Jaguar Cosworth V10 M AUS MAL BRA SMR ESP AUT MON CAN EUR FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA USA JPN 9 8th
Eddie Irvine 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 3 Ret 7 Ret 9 Ret Ret DNS Ret 5 Ret
Luciano Burti 8 10 Ret 11
Pedro de la Rosa Ret Ret Ret 6 8 14 12 Ret 11 Ret 5 12 Ret

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