Benetton B199

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Benetton B199
Giancarlo Fisichella 1999 Canada.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Benetton
Designer(s) Nick Wirth
Predecessor B198
Successor B200
Technical specifications
Chassis Moulded carbon fibre composite structure
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, pushrod
Suspension (rear) Double wishbones, pushrod
Engine Playlife (Supertec) FB01, 71-degree V10
Transmission Benetton six-speed longitudinal semi-automatic
Fuel Agip
Tyres Bridgestone
Competition history
Notable entrants Mild Seven Benetton Playlife
Notable drivers 9. Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
10. Austria Alexander Wurz
Debut 1999 Australian Grand Prix
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Benetton B199 was the car with which the Benetton Formula One team competed in the 1999 Formula One season. It was driven by Giancarlo Fisichella and Alexander Wurz, who were both in their second full seasons with the team.

The B199 contained some sophisticated parts, such as a front-torque transfer system and a twin-clutch gearbox, but these proved troublesome. Furthermore, any performance advantage was negated by the corresponding weight gain and aerodynamic ineffiencies which resulted in a chronic lack of grip.

The team eventually took sixth place in the Constructors' Championship, but this was a major disappointment considering the much better position of the team over the last few seasons.

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
1999 Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Playlife FB01 V10 B AUS BRA SMR MON ESP CAN FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA EUR MAL JPN 16 6th
Giancarlo Fisichella 4 Ret 5 5 9 2 Ret 7 12 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 11 14
Alexander Wurz Ret 7 Ret 6 10 Ret Ret 10 5 7 7 14 Ret Ret 8 10


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