Worst car to win a grand prix

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Worst car to win a grand prix

Postby raymondu999 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:52 pm

Just wondering - what do you all think is the worst car to win a grand prix? ie a car that shouldn't have been battling for the win but did. For me - if Senna had won that 1984 Monaco that would probably be top contender. Maybe Panis 1996 Monaco or Fisi's 2003 Brazil drive?
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Postby gridwalker » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:54 pm

Damn ... I thought of Panis '96 as soon as I saw the topic title.

Now I'm going to have to think of another one ;)
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Postby raymondu999 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:55 pm

It's not about who has the worst car - but just an open discussion.
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Postby gridwalker » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:59 pm

I get that, but there's not much discussion if I'm using the same example as you are ;)

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Postby dren » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:04 pm

What was the big Ferrari that won by holding up the field? I'd vote that one.
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Postby Richard » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:07 pm

Raymond - Do you mean "most unlikely"?

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Postby raymondu999 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:09 pm

As in - it probably shouldn't have won; given the competitiveness of the car that year. Like my example of the Jordan with Fisico in 2003 Brazil, was it?
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Postby zonk » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:24 pm

STR 3 monza 2008 ;)
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Postby gridwalker » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:27 pm

The STR that won Monza wasn't exactly a slouch for the rest of the season though ...
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Postby ESPImperium » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:34 pm

Panis Ligier-Mugen in Monaco in 1996.

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Postby kalinka » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:43 pm

It's a shame that Damon Hill couldn't win in Hungary in 1997 with Arrows. It would be my pick, but hey, there's a win for him in Spa 1998 with a Jordan :) Though Jordan finished that year in 4th place in constructors championship, but nevertheless that win was totally unespected ( and sweet ). Of course i was a DH fan back then :)

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Postby gridwalker » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:25 pm

kalinka wrote:It's a shame that Damon Hill couldn't win in Hungary in 1997 with Arrows.

The same could be said for Senna's 84 Toleman and the red flag at monaco ;)

Panis '96 is still at the top of my list.
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Postby CHT » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:28 pm

raymondu999 wrote:Just wondering - what do you all think is the worst car to win a grand prix? ie a car that shouldn't have been battling for the win but did. For me - if Senna had won that 1984 Monaco that would probably be top contender. Maybe Panis 1996 Monaco or Fisi's 2003 Brazil drive?


Jordan Fisi 2003 brazil

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Postby JohnsonsEvilTwin » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:31 pm

That Monaco race was one of my earliest childhood memories. I remember my fanatical uncle literally spazzing out on the couch thinking Senna had won....
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Postby Pierce89 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:32 pm

Call me a fanboy but Alonso's Silverstone last year win deserves a mention
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