Jaguar R2

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Jaguar R2
Pedro de la Rosa 2001 Canada.jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorJaguar
Designer(s)Steve Nichols
PredecessorR1
SuccessorR3
Technical specifications
ChassisCarbon-fibre monocoque
Suspension (front)double wishbones, pushrod, torsion bar, ARB, third spring
Suspension (rear)double wishbones, pushrod, torsion bar, ARB, third spring
EngineCosworth CR3 V10 naturally aspirated
TransmissionJaguar 7-speed longitudinal semi-automatic sequential
FuelTexaco
TyresMichelin
Competition history
Notable entrantsJaguar Racing
Notable drivers18. United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
19. Brazil Luciano Burti
19.Spain Pedro de la Rosa
Debut2001 Australian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
17000
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0

The Jaguar R2 was the car with which the Jaguar team competed in the 2001 Formula One season. It was driven by Eddie Irvine, who was in his second year with the team, and Luciano Burti, who had deputised for Irvine at the 2000 Austrian Grand Prix. However, the Brazilian was replaced by Pedro de la Rosa after only four Grands Prix.

The R2 being prepared for a public appearance

For Jaguar, 2001 was a season of consolidation after a disastrous début season in 2000 saw the team score only four points in the Constructors' Championship. The car was therefore more conservative and reliable than in the previous year, and the team's success was slightly greater, if not a quantum leap forward. Indeed, there were only four points finishes from Irvine and de la Rosa throughout the season, although one of these was Jaguar's maiden podium finish at Monaco.

The season was more notable for Jaguar's exploits off the track. McLaren designer Adrian Newey seemingly signed a contract with the team, but quickly changed his mind and remained with his current employers. The deal was struck by Team Principal Bobby Rahal, and its failure, allied to an alleged deal to sell Irvine to Jordan, would culminate in his replacement by fellow retired racer Niki Lauda by season's end. It was seen that such a replacement was inevitable, as Lauda had initially arrived in the team whilst Rahal was in charge.

The team eventually finished eighth in the Constructors' Championship, with nine points. The R2 was succeeded by the Jaguar R3. It was the last F1 car to ever run on Texaco fuel.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
2001 Jaguar Cosworth V10 M AUS MAL BRA SMR ESP AUT MON CAN EUR FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA USA JPN 9 8th
Eddie Irvine 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 3 Ret 7 Ret 9 Ret Ret DNS Ret 5 Ret
Luciano Burti 8 10 Ret 11
Pedro de la Rosa Ret Ret Ret 6 8 14 12 Ret 11 Ret 5 12 Ret

References[edit]

  • Henry, Alan (ed.) (2001). AUTOCOURSE 2001-2002. Hazleton Publishing Ltd. pp. 90–92. ISBN 1-903135-06-0.

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