Dallara F192

The Dallara F192 was a Formula One car designed by Gian Paolo Dallara, of Dallara, and used by the BMS Scuderia Italia team during the 1992 Formula One season. Its best finish in a race was sixth (twice). It was the last Dallara chassis to be used by Scuderia Italia.

Dallara F192
Dallara-Ferrari F192 1992 Formula1 Racer JJ Lehto BMS-Ferrari Racing LSideFront SATM 05June2013 (14414250577).jpg
The car's 1992 livery showcased on a Fondmetal GR02.
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorDallara
Designer(s)Gian Paolo Dallara
PredecessorDallara F191
Technical specifications[1]
ChassisCarbon Fibre Monocoque
Axle trackFront: 1,676 mm (66.0 in)
Rear: 1,805 mm (71.1 in)
Wheelbase2,950 mm (116 in)
EngineFerrari Tipo 037 3,499 cc (213.5 cu in), V12, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally-mounted
TransmissionDallara 6-speed
Power710-720 hp @ 13,800 rpm[2]
Weight505kg
FuelAgip
TyresGoodyear
Competition history
Notable entrantsBMS Scuderia Italia
Notable drivers21. Finland JJ Lehto
22. Italy Pierluigi Martini
Debut1992 South African Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
16000

DevelopmentEdit

For the 1992 season, team owner Giuseppe Lucchini took over Ferrari's engine supply arrangement with Minardi. This arrangement provided the team with Ferrari V12 engines, although to 1991 specification. The chassis, designed by Gian Paolo Dallara, was a development of the previous year's car but adapted for use with the new engine, which required a larger fuel cell. It was the only 1992 car to use a high front wing with deep end plates which, after the first race of the year, were supported by cables.[3]

The team's drivers both complained about the handling of the car[3] and consequently aerodynamics and the suspension were refined continuously throughout the year.[4] The results achieved by the end of the European stage of the season were not what was expected and for the following season, Lucchini decided to use a chassis designed by Lola. This ended a five-year relationship with Dallara.[3]

Race historyEdit

The Dallara F192 was generally a midfield runner and only finished in the points twice, both times in the hands of new recruit Pierluigi Martini, who had been signed from Minardi. He finished sixth in a rain-affected race in Spain and the following Imola race. His teammate JJ Lehto regularly finished in the top ten, with a best placing of 7th.[4]

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

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

Year Chassis Engine(s) Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1992 Dallara F192 Ferrari V12 037 G RSA MEX BRA ESP SMR MON CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR JPN AUS 2 10th
JJ Lehto Ret 8 8 Ret Ret 9 9 9 13 10 DNQ 7 Ret Ret 9 Ret
Pierluigi Martini Ret Ret Ret 6 6 Ret 8 10 15 11 Ret Ret 8 Ret 10 Ret

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Stats F1. "Dallara 192". Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  2. ^ Stats F1. "Ferrari". Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b c Henry, 1992, pp. 72–73
  4. ^ a b Hodges, 2001, p. 71

ReferencesEdit

  • Henry, Alan (1992). "Team Review: Scuderia Italia". In Henry, Alan (ed.). Autocourse 1992–93. Richmond, Surrey, England: Hazelton Publishing. pp. 72–73.
  • Hodges, David (2001). A–Z of Grand Prix Cars. Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire: Crowood Press. ISBN 1861263392.