Despite these losses, the car performed respectably all season, with both chassis and engine the subject of steady development. Despite season-long complaints about the JS43's braking performance, Panis managed to win his first and only Grand Prix at the chaotic Monaco GP. It was also the team's first win since Canada1981.
Panis also scored a fifth place at the Hungaroring, and Diniz also finished in the points on two occasions. However, the Brazilian was lucky to escape a serious fire at the Argentine GP.
The team eventually finished sixth in the Constructors' Championship, with 15 points.