Jordan 196

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Jordan 196
Jordan Peugeot 196.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Jordan
Designer(s) Gary Anderson
Predecessor 195
Successor 197
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, pushrod
Suspension (rear) Double wishbones, pushrod
Axle track Front: 1,700 mm (67 in)
Rear: 1,618 mm (63.7 in)
Wheelbase 2,950 mm (116 in)
Engine Peugeot A12, 3,000 cc (183.1 cu in), 72° V10, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Jordan 7-speed semi-automatic
Weight 595 kg (1,312 lb)
Fuel Total
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants B&H Total Jordan Peugeot
Notable drivers 11. Brazil Rubens Barrichello
12. United Kingdom Martin Brundle
Debut 1996 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps
16 0 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Jordan 196 was the car with which the Jordan team competed in the 1996 Formula One season. It was driven by Rubens Barrichello, who was in his fourth season with the team, and Martin Brundle, who moved from Ligier.

Jordan started the year with high expectations following a generally encouraging, if unreliable, showing in 1995. The team was in its second year with works Peugeot engines, and had also secured a lucrative sponsorship deal with Benson and Hedges, which saw the cars turn gold for the 1996 season (although the car had a brighter yellow colour for the opening five races of the season).

However, the team still proved unable to score the elusive first win. Indeed, 1996 was a barren season with no podium finishes from either driver, although the team did score one more point than in 1995. Jordan remained a 'Second Division' team behind Williams, Ferrari, Benetton and McLaren. Brundle later, albeit in a jocular fashion, referred to the 196 as "a dog" which had "more grip upside down", referring to an accident on the opening lap of the 1996 Australian Grand Prix where Brundle rolled the car.[2]

By the end of the year, the need for change was obvious. Barrichello departed for the new Stewart team, and Brundle retired from the sport. They would be replaced by Ralf Schumacher and Giancarlo Fisichella for 1997.

The team eventually finished fifth in the Constructors' Championship, with 22 points.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1996 Jordan Peugeot V10 G AUS BRA ARG EUR SMR MON ESP CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR JPN 22 5th
Rubens Barrichello Ret Ret 4 5 5 Ret Ret Ret 9 4 6 6 Ret 5 Ret 9
Martin Brundle Ret 12 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 6 8 6 10 Ret Ret 4 9 5

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