Lola T95/30

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Lola T95/30
Lola F1 Test Car.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Lola
Designer(s) Julian Cooper[1]
Chris Saunders[1]
Technical specifications
Engine Ford[2]
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Not entered
Notable drivers United Kingdom Allan McNish
Debut NA
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
NA NA NA NA
Constructors' Championships NA
Drivers' Championships NA

The Lola T95/30 is a Formula One motor racing car which was tested by Allan McNish during 1994 and early 1995.[2][3] The car, however, was not raced during any Formula One races. The car was designed as a prototype ready for Lola's arrival in Formula One. Lola, instead of racing the car in the actual season, chose instead to test the car while a search to find a big-name sponsor was carried out as money inside the project dried up.[1][3] The T95/30 version could not be raced as it was made obsolete by regulation changes enforced by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), Formula One's governing body.[3]

The car was designed by Julian Cooper and Chris Saunders, who previously worked at Benetton and Williams respectively. The chassis was developed using the 40% scale windtunnel at Cranfield Institute.[1] The T95/30 car was eventually sold as a collectors item after being displayed at the 1997 Autosport show.[4]

The car was succeeded by the Lola T97/30, which the team used during their participation in the 1997 Formula One season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Whatever happened to Lola's F1 plans?". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. 1996-01-29. Retrieved 2008-12-22. 
  2. ^ a b Diepraam, Mattjis (Autumn 2001). "Lola's Grand Prix disasters". 8W. Forix/Autosport. Retrieved 2008-12-22. 
  3. ^ a b c Saward, Joe (1997-02-01). "Technical: The Lola T97/30". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. Retrieved 2008-12-22. 
  4. ^ ss_collins (2006-04-24). "Lola T 97/30". 10 Tenths Motosport Forum. Retrieved 2008-12-22.