Benetton - BMW B186 n.20 in thr seventh Formula 1 World Champion 1986

BENETTON – BMW B186 n.20

BENETTON – BMW B186 n.20

HISTORY

The Benetton – BMW B186 n.20 is a car that took part in the 1986 Formula One World Championship. The Benetton family bought Toleman at the end of 1985. He continued to entrust the design of the new car to the engineer Rory Byrne which was based on the characteristics of the Toleman TG185 but combined with the BMW turbo engine and the Pirelli tires.

Gerhard Berger with Benetton – BMW B186 n.20 arrived seventh in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1986. The Austrian driver proved himself to be always very competitive, obtaining two pole positions in the season. Unfortunately, in the race the lack of reliability of the BMW turbo engine forced Berger and team-mate Teo Fabi to retire. Using the Pirelli tires, Berger won the Grand Prix of Mexico without changing tires, leaving Prost with the 25-second Mclaren MP4/2C and Senna with the 50-second Lotus 98T.

CHASSIS

Benetton B186
Carbon fibre and nomex honeycomb monocoque with rear subframe and semi-stressed engine
Length: 4348 mm
Width: 1897 mm
Height: 975 mm
Brakes: Brembo ventilated carbon ceramic discs
Tyres: Pirelli

ENGINE

BMW M12/13 Straight 4, 1499 cc
Power: 671 kw
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Toleman/Hewland six speed Manual
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: 195 lt

RESULT

Seventh in the Formula 1 World Champion 1986 with driver Gerhard Berger
Race winner: GP of Mexico 1986

Benetton Renault B195 Formula 1 Champion 1995 with Schumacher

BENETTON – RENAULT B195 n.1

BENETTON – RENAULT B195 n.1

HISTORY

The Benetton Renault B195 was the most successful car of the anglo-italian team, participated in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1995. The project was born by the engineer Rory Byrne and the technical director Ross Brawn It was based on the evolution of the Benetton B194, the main difference it was the Renault engine that was going to replace the Ford engine, which allowed the team to have the same engine as challenger Williams.

Michael Schumacher with Benetton Renault B195 dominated the 1995 World Championship, for the german he was the second world title, during the season he won nine Grand Prix: Brazil, Spain, Monaco, France, Germany, Belgium, Europe, Pacific and Japan. Teammate Johnny Herbert won two GPs in Great Britain and GP Italy. For the Benetton there was also the victory of the constructors’ title.

CHASSIS

Benetton B195
Moulded carbon fibre composite structure
Length: 4350 mm
Width: 1990 mm
Height: 980 mm
Brakes: Discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Renault RS7 V10 67°, 2998 cc in a mid-mounted
Power: 760 CV
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Benetton transverse 6-speed semi-automatic
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank: ?

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1995 – driver Michael Schumacher
GP winner: GP of Brasil 1995, GP of Spain 1995, GP of Monaco 1995, GP of France 1995, GP of Germany 1995, GP of Belgium 1995, GP of Europe 1995, GP of Pacific 1995, GP of Japan 1995.

Benetton Ford B194 Formula 1 Champion with Schumacher

BENETTON – FORD B194 n.5

BENETTON – FORD B194 n.5

HISTORY

The protagonist of the 1994 Formula 1 World Championship was the Benetton – Ford B194 n.5.

The 1994 season brought considerable regulatory changes, the FIA ​​banned various electronic systems: the active suspension, the traction control, the ABS the bidirectional telemetry, the four drive wheels, the electronic differential and the possibility of refueling during the run was introduced, which caused the reduction of the tanks.

Engineer Rory Byrne and technical director Ross Brawn were the designers of the Benetton – Ford B194, they optimized the driving of their top driver Michael Schumacher, the car was powered by the Ford ZR V8 engine.

Michael Schumacher with the Benetton Ford B194 n.5 won the 1994 World Championship, for the German he was the first of seven titles won in his career. During the season he won eight Grands Prix: Brazil, Pacific, San Marino, Monaco, Canada, France, Hungary and Europe. The season was marred by the fatal incidents at the San Marino Grand Prix of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna, the latter was the main candidate for the victory of the world after his move to Williams, teammate Damon Hill became after death Schumacher’s adversary. The World Championship was decided at the last Grand Prix in Australia, during the race Schumacher, despite a substantial advantage on Hill, hit the wall and damaged the front suspension, returning to the track hit the Williams of the English rider, who reported damage to the arm of the left front wheel and was forced to retire, the German driver won the title with a vantage point.

CHASSIS

Benetton B194
Moulded carbon fibre composite structure
Length: 4350 mm
Width: 1990 mm
Height: 970 mm
Brakes: Discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Ford ZR V8 75°, 3494 cc in a mid mounted
Power: 760 CV
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Hewland transverse six speed semi-automatic
Tank capacity: ?
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner of Formula 1 World Champion 1994 with driver Michael Schumacher.
Race winner: GP of Brasil 1994, GP of Pacific 1994, GP of San Marino 1994, GP of Monaco 1994, GP of Canada 1994, GP of France 1994, GP of Hungary 1994, GP of Europe 1994