Dallara 3087

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Dallara 3087
Dallara 3081 Formula One Brazil 1988.jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorDallara
Designer(s)Gian Paolo Dallara
SuccessorDallara F188
Technical specifications
ChassisCarbon Fibre monocoque
Suspension (front)Pullrod front suspension, double wishbones, inboard coil spring/damper units
Suspension (rear)Pushrod rear suspension, double wishbones, inboard coil spring/damper units
Enginemid-engine, longitudinally mounted, 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in), Ford-Cosworth DFV, 90° V8, NA
TransmissionHewland
LubricantsCastrol
TyresGoodyear
Competition history
Notable entrantsBMS Scuderia Italia
Notable drivers36. Italy Alex Caffi
Debut1988 Brazilian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
1000
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0

The Dallara 3087 is a Formula 3000 car with which the BMS Scuderia Italia team competed in the first race of the 1988 Formula One season. Driven by Alex Caffi, it failed to pass pre-qualifying with its fastest time being 18 seconds slower than the time set by Ayrton Senna for pole position. It was replaced for the team's next race by the Dallara F188 which was specifically designed for Formula One.

Development[edit]

Giuseppe Lucchini was an Italian steel tycoon and motorsport enthuasist who had set up a racing team, Scuderia Italia, to participate in the Italian Rally Championship and later the World Touring Car Championship. For 1988, he turned to Formula One and contracted Dallara to build a suitable car, to be designated a Dallara F188, around a 3.5-litre Cosworth DFZ.

Dallara did not have their planned F188 chassis ready for Scuderia Italia to start the 1988 Formula One season. However, in order to fulfil its obligations to participate in the World Championship, a team had to participate in all the season's races. Therefore, for the first race in Brazil, Scuderia Italia brought a chassis designated the 3087. This was Dallara's Formula 3000 car, adapted to meet the FIA rules. It was equipped with a 3-litre Cosworth DFV engine with the rev limiter removed; all other normally aspirated cars in Formula One had larger 3.5-litre engines. It was driven by Italian Alex Caffi who had previously driven in Formula One for Osella.

Race history[edit]

The car passed scrutineering and Caffi took part in pre-qualifying. He predictably finished in last place, 18 seconds slower than the pole position time of Ayrton Senna and did not qualify for the race.

The F188 chassis, fitted with the Cosworth DFZ 3.5 litre engine, was ready in time for the next race in San Marino. It would be used for the remainder of the 1988 Formula One season.

The Dallara 3087 is the last non-Formula One car to enter a Formula One Grand Prix.

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
1988 Scuderia Italia Ford DFV 3.0 V8 G BRA SMR MON MEX CAN DET FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR ESP JPN AUS 0 NC
Alex Caffi DNPQ

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