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|Designer(s)||Gian Paolo Dallara|
|Chassis||Carbon 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|
|Engine||mid-engine, longitudinally mounted, 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in), Ford-Cosworth DFV, 90° V8, NA|
|Notable entrants||BMS Scuderia Italia|
|Notable drivers||36. Alex Caffi|
|Debut||1988 Brazilian Grand Prix|
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.
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.
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 Dallara 3087 is the last non-Formula One car to enter a Formula One Grand Prix.
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)
|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|