Supertec

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Supertec was a brand of Formula One engines supplied by Dutch company Super Performance Competition Engineering BV,[1] managed by Flavio Briatore and Bruno Michel.[2] Supertec engines were updated 1998 Renault RS9 units, built by Mecachrome.

In May 1998 Super Performance Competition Engineering signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Mecachrome to begin in the 1999 season. The engines were purchased and rebadged as Supertec. Supertecs powered Williams, Benetton and BAR in 1999, and Benetton and Arrows in 2000. The Benetton team rebadged the engines as Playlife.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
1999 British American Racing BAR 01 FB01 V10 B AUS BRA SMR MON ESP CAN FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA EUR MAL JPN 0 NC
Canada Jacques Villeneuve Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 8 10 Ret 9
Brazil Ricardo Zonta Ret DNQ Ret 9 Ret 15 Ret 13 Ret Ret 8 Ret 12
Finland Mika Salo 7 Ret 8
Mild Seven Benetton Benetton B199 Playlife FB01 V10 B Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 4 Ret 5 5 9 2 Ret 7 12 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 11 14 16 6th
Austria Alexander Wurz Ret 7 Ret 6 10 Ret Ret 10 5 7 7 14 Ret Ret 8 10
Winfield Williams Williams FW21 FB01 V10 B Germany Ralf Schumacher 3 4 Ret Ret 5 4 4 3 Ret 4 9 5 2 4 Ret 5 35 5th
Italy Alex Zanardi Ret Ret 11 8 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 8 7 Ret 10 Ret
2000 Arrows F1 Team Arrows A21 FB02 V10 B AUS BRA SMR GBR ESP EUR MON CAN FRA AUT GER HUN BEL ITA USA JPN MAL 7 7th
Spain Pedro de la Rosa Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 16 16 Ret Ret 12 Ret
Netherlands Jos Verstappen Ret 7 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 13 15 4 Ret Ret 10
Mild Seven Benetton Benetton B200 Playlife FB02 V10 B Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 5 2 11 7 9 5 3 3 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 14 9 20 4th
Austria Alexander Wurz 7 Ret 9 9 10 12 Ret 9 Ret 10 Ret 11 13 5 10 Ret 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trademarks owned by Super Performance Competition Engineering BV". Inventively Inc. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Who owns Mecachrome?". Grandprix.com. Inside F1, Inc. 25 May 1998. Retrieved 10 February 2016.