AGS JH21C

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AGS JH21C
AGS JH21C 1986 (27082681156).jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorAGS
Designer(s)Christian Vanderpleyn (technical director)
Michel Costa (chief designer)
SuccessorJH22
Technical specifications
ChassisCarbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front)Double wishbones, pullrods
Suspension (rear)Double wishbones, pullrods
Axle trackFront: 1,810 mm (71 in)
Rear: 1,654 mm (65.1 in)
Wheelbase2,830 mm (111 in)
Enginemid-engine, longitudinally mounted, 1,499 cc (91.5 cu in), Motori Moderni 615-90, 90° V6, turbo
TransmissionRenault / Hewland 5/6-speed manual
Weight560 kg (1,230 lb)
TyresPirelli
Competition history
Notable entrantsJolly Club SpA
Notable drivers31. Italy Ivan Capelli
Debut1986 Italian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
2000

The AGS JH21C was the first Formula One car used by the French AGS team. It was designed by Christian Vanderpleyn and Michel Costa and entered into two races of the 1986 Formula One season, in Italy and Portugal, driven by Italian Ivan Capelli.

The single JH21C was built around a 1983 Renault RE40 monocoque[1] that had been acquired by team owner Henri Julien. Its chassis number was 031. It was fitted with a Motori Moderni V6 turbocharged engine and Pirelli tyres, and painted in the white livery of the team's main sponsor El Charro, a Mexican shoe and clothing company.

Before the car made its Grand Prix debut, it was tested at Paul Ricard by Didier Pironi, driving an F1 car for the first time since his leg-breaking crash at Hockenheim in 1982. However, Pironi saw this test as a one-off and thus did not compete for the race seat with Capelli.[2]

In both races the car was entered into, Capelli qualified 25th and retired - suffering a puncture at Monza after 31 laps, and a gearbox failure at Estoril after six laps.

For AGS's first full F1 season in 1987, the JH21C was replaced by the JH22.

The car is now on display at the Manoir de l'Automobile in the commune of Lohéac, Brittany.[3]

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1986 Jolly Club SpA Motori Moderni V6 (t/c) P BRA ESP SMR MON BEL CAN DET FRA GBR GER HUN AUT ITA POR MEX AUS 0 NC
Italy Ivan Capelli Ret Ret

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CONSTRUCTORS: AGS (AUTOMOBILES GONFARONNAISE SPORTIVES)". GrandPrix.com. Archived from the original on 12 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-10.
  2. ^ "Pironi's inconspicuous return to F1". 8W. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  3. ^ "AGS F1 chassis locations". F1 Cars Today. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2008-04-10.