|Chassis||Carbon fibre monocoque|
|Suspension (front)||Double wishbone, pushrod|
|Suspension (rear)||Double wishbone, pushrod|
|Engine||Ford HBA1, 3,498 cc (213.5 cu in), 75° V8, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted|
|Transmission||Benetton transverse 6-speed manual|
|Notable entrants||Benetton Formula Ltd|
|Notable drivers||19. Alessandro Nannini
20. Emanuele Pirro
20. Nelson Piquet
|Debut||1989 French Grand Prix|
The Benetton B189 was a Formula One racing car designed by Rory Byrne and raced by the Benetton team in the 1989 Formula One season. The car replaced the B188 that had been in use from the 1988 season.
The car was due to be available from the start of the season but was delayed by various problems as it was designed to take Ford's new HBA4 V8 engine which was in constant development. It was also delayed as the teams lead driver Alessandro Nannini had crashed it during testing. The car finally appeared at the French Grand Prix where Nannini qualified 4th but retired with broken rear suspension on lap 40. A second B189 was made available from the German Grand Prix and was driven by McLaren test driver Emanuele Pirro.
A modified version of the car, the B189B, raced in the first two races of the 1990 Formula One season. The car was again driven by Alessandro Nannini who was joined at Benetton by three time World Drivers' Champion Nelson Piquet.
The B189B was replaced after the second race of the 1990 season by the B190.
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