Worst car to win a grand prix

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by munudeges » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:23 pm

Ahhh, yes, Gilles in that truck. I have heard it had a quarter of the downforce of other cars at the time.

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by Giblet » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:54 pm

This one?

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by xpensive » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:25 am

No, try googling Ferrari 126CK.
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by f1316 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:39 am

raymondu999 wrote:Well I guess if Sergio had won then it would definitely be a contender for the list! :lol:
I think the Sauber is currently a much better car than the Ferrari.

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by Roland Ehnström » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:46 pm

There were also some surprise winners in the very beginning of the 3-litre era, in 1966/67. For example Jim Clark's win at Watkins Glen in '66, with a Lotus-BRM H16 - surely the worst engine that ever won a race in Formula 1 (BRM had a very good 1.5 litre V8 engine, so when the formula changed from 1.5 to 3.0 litres for 1966, they took two of those trusty 1.5 litre V8's, made flat-8's out of them, and clamped them together, forming a huge "H16" unit - needless to say this was only a good idea on paper...). Or consider Pedro Rodriguez' win in the opening round of the 1967 season at Kyalami, in a Cooper featuring a very out-of-date Maserati V12 engine, dating back to the mid-50's. Or John Surtees' win with the huge, noicy and terribly overweight Honda RA300 at Monza the same year.

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by Javert » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:08 pm

F2005 won ahead of such a competitive field. :D

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by elFranZ » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:19 pm

Don't know if already told, but to me, there's only an answer: Jordan on Brazilian GP in 2003, driver Gianfranco Fisichella. So bad a victory noone noticed :)

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by persovik » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:54 pm

Richie Ginther for Honda in Mexico '65
Michele Alboretto USGP for Tyrrell in '83
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by Neno » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:19 pm

F2012! This car will never see another win again.

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by ESPImperium » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:09 pm

Neno wrote:F2012! This car will never see another win again.
295 i think will only see another 2 GP before being replaced with chassis 297 or 298 as there is a F2012B on its way.

The dog of the 2012 season winners list i think.

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by aduka11 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:58 pm

This is bet qualifying for a underdog car and race winner.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-X45KU2WMk[/youtube]

Lol he qualified by 0.5 sec in front of Williams in far less superior car...

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by zoro_f1 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:02 pm

im a williams fan but i agreed with you. :!:

ferrari from 1996 was a disaster comparing to F2012. i think alonso had a more luck than making a historic victory. same situation was like panis won in monaco, herbert with stewart-ford in silverstone, frentzen (jordan) in monza... they all were bad cars but none of the drivers is a champion so their victories are not historic.

but the worst car that beat the other better teams and drivers in recent time was damon hill in hungary 1997. in a dry race with every driver on a track he was a lot quicker than anybody else until the closing laps of the race... too sad for him. that win will look like a winning a championchip. :!:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adZD6xAFM0U[/youtube]
aduka11 wrote:This is bet qualifying for a underdog car and race winner.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-X45KU2WMk[/youtube]

Lol he qualified by 0.5 sec in front of Williams in far less superior car...
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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by elmerfud » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:20 am

Neno wrote:F2012! This car will never see another win again.
Plus one Neno! That car should be an arrows or minardi!

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by Raptor22 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:19 pm

most unlikely win:
Schumacher B192 at Spa against the Williams.

worst car to win a GP. hmmmmmmm...

could that be Jabouille in the renault?

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Re: Worst car to win a grand prix

Post by Gary » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:33 am

I think you could make a strong case for the Lotus 18 in which Stirling Moss won Monaco in 1961. This car shouldn't have been in the first 6.

It was, I believe, over a year old, its chassis was found to be cracked on the starting grid and its 4 cylinder Climax FPF produced around 20% less power than the works Ferraris.