Lambo 291

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Lambo 291
Larini Lambo 291 Phoenix 1991.jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorModena Team SpA
Designer(s)Mauro Forghieri
Technical specifications[1]
Chassiscarbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front)Double wishbone, pushrod
Suspension (rear)Double wishbone, pushrod
Axle trackFront: 1,825 mm (71.9 in)
Rear: 1,680 mm (66.1 in)
Wheelbase2,915 mm (114.8 in)
EngineLamborghini L3512 3,493 cc (213.2 cu in) V12 (90°). Naturally-aspirated
Transmission6
Weight510 kg (1,124.4 lb)
FuelAgip
LubricantsAgip
TyresGoodyear
Competition history
Notable entrantsModena Team SpA
Notable drivers34. Italy Nicola Larini
35. Belgium Eric van de Poele
Debut1991 United States Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
16000
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0

The Lambo 291 was a Formula One car designed by Mauro Forghieri for use by the Modena team during the 1991 Formula One season. Its best finish was at the United States Grand Prix when Nicola Larini drove it to seventh place.

Forghieri managed to get a car ready by the end of 1990, after which it was tested at Imola by Mauro Baldi. It appeared in a distinctive dark blue livery, featuring triangular side pods and slanted radiators. [2]

The car proved reasonable and surprisingly recorded its best result at the first race it entered. After Larini qualified it in 17th place, the car held together and finished in 7th place, albeit 5 laps behind winner Ayrton Senna in a McLaren MP4/6. The team came close to a points finish, notably at Imola where van de Poele was 5th in the final corner before fuel pressure problems dropped him back to 9th.[2]

Apart from those two highlights, the team did not come close to points and usually failed to get through pre-qualifying.[2]

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 Points WCC
1991 Modena Team SpA Lamborghini L3512 V12 G USA BRA SMR MON CAN MEX FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR ESP JPN AUS 0 NC
Nicola Larini 7 DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ Ret 16 DNQ 16 DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret
Eric van de Poele DNPQ DNPQ 9 DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STATS F1 • Lamborghini 291". Statsf1.com. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  2. ^ a b c "F1technical • Lambo 192". www.f1technical.net. Retrieved 2014-04-11.

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