Lotus 109

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Lotus 109
Johnny Herbert Lotus 1994.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Lotus
Designer(s) Chris Murphy, Peter Wright
Predecessor 107
Successor 112
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Carbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, pushrod
Suspension (rear) Double wishbones, pushrod
Axle track Front: 1,650 mm (65 in)
Rear: 1,600 mm (63 in)
Wheelbase 2,950 mm (116 in)
Engine Mugen-Honda MF-351HC, 3,500 cc (213.6 cu in), V10, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Lotus / Xtrac 6-speed semi-automatic
Weight 515 kg (1,135 lb)
Fuel Mobil1
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Team Lotus
Notable drivers 11. Italy Alessandro Zanardi
11. Belgium Philippe Adams
11. France Éric Bernard
11. Finland Mika Salo
12. United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
12. Italy Alessandro Zanardi
Debut 1994 Spanish Grand Prix
Races Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps
12 0 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Lotus 109 was a Formula One car used by Team Lotus in the latter part of the 1994 Formula One season. It was designed by Chris Murphy who based the car on his Lotus 107 model. The car featured sculptured sidepods, a shorter wheelbase and lower centre of gravity than its predecessor, whilst Mugen developed the engine to be lighter and higher-revving than the previous spec engine issued to the team. It was powered by a Mugen-Honda V10. Johnny Herbert was able to keep Lotus competitive in Belgium and Monza with the car, but the funds were drying up and development was limited. At the end of the season the car was retired and Team Lotus went into receivership.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1994 Team Lotus Mugen-Honda V10 G BRA PAC SMR MON ESP CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR EUR JPN AUS 0 -
Johnny Herbert Ret 8 7 11 Ret Ret 12 Ret 13
Alessandro Zanardi Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret 16 13 Ret
Philippe Adams Ret 16
Éric Bernard 18
Mika Salo 10 Ret

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