Worst car to win a grand prix

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by JohnsonsEvilTwin » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:42 pm

Pierce89 wrote:Call me a fanboy but Alonso's Silverstone last year win deserves a mention

That Ferrari was hardly a Ligier, as good a win as it was.
More could have been done.
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by raymondu999 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:43 pm

To be fair the 96 Ligier was practically a Benetton in Ligier livery though...
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by gridwalker » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:47 pm

A Benetton in navy blue, with "Fabrique en France" written across the back of the rear wing :lol:
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by Scootin159 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:49 pm

Spyker @ Nurburgring 2007 (race 1)

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by JohnsonsEvilTwin » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:53 pm

raymondu999 wrote:To be fair the 96 Ligier was practically a Benetton in Ligier livery though...
a 1995 benneton...
More could have been done.
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by scuderiafan » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:56 pm

What about the All American Racers Eagle Mk1 at Belgium in '67?
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by raymondu999 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:58 pm

Scootin159 wrote:Spyker @ Nurburgring 2007 (race 1)
That was the time when Winkelhockmade that absolutely inspired choice wasn't it? To be fair though -it still wasn't a race win
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by Project Four » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:13 pm

dren wrote:What was the big Ferrari that won by holding up the field? I'd vote that one.
That Ferrari did not win, it was all done to a certain Gilles Villeneuve

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by gridwalker » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:17 pm

How about John Watson in the MP4-1 Cosworth?
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by Scootin159 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:56 pm

raymondu999 wrote:
Scootin159 wrote:Spyker @ Nurburgring 2007 (race 1)
That was the time when Winkelhockmade that absolutely inspired choice wasn't it? To be fair though -it still wasn't a race win
Completely true, not a real race win, but still to be legitimately in the lead of a GP in a car that never finished a race on the lead lap is pretty impressive. He didn't get there just on pit stops either - he passed Kimi on the track.

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by yace » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:16 pm

gridwalker wrote: The same could be said for Senna's 84 Toleman and the red flag at monaco ;)
yes i would said this if you would mean the moral winner

(i think stefan belhof would win if the race not been stopped, not senna)
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by dumtisdumtis » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:39 pm

Frentzen, Jordan, FranceGP 1999. Totally unexpected (IMO)

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by george1981 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:00 am

For an unexpected win I'd like to add in Herbert in the Stewart in 1999 to the mix. It wasn't a bad car by any means but it was an unlikely victory. Probably not as unexpected as Fisichella in 2003.

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by QLDriver » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:07 am

dumtisdumtis wrote:Frentzen, Jordan, FranceGP 1999. Totally unexpected (IMO)
Given that the Jordan won two races, 6 podiums and finished third in the championship, I think it's hardly a contender for "worst car".

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by Gridlock » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:13 am

I don't think Alonso can count, as it was a race run to different regulations than the rest of the season. Good drive though.

This should be a fairly easy stat for someone: which race-winning constructor scored the worst rest-of-season? That would be the worst car to ever win a race, objectively speaking.
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