Footwork FA14

The Footwork FA14 was a Formula One car with which the Footwork team competed in part of the 1993 Formula One season. It replaced the FA13B, a revised version of the previous year's FA13 chassis that had been used for the first two races of that season. It was driven by veteran Derek Warwick, returning from a 3-year sabbatical, and Aguri Suzuki, retained from 1992.

Footwork FA14
Derek Warwick - Footwork FA14 during practice for the 1993 British Grand Prix (32873535493).jpg
CategoryFormula One
Designer(s)Alan Jenkins (Technical Director)
Dave Amey (Chief Designer)
PredecessorFA13
SuccessorFA15
Technical specifications
ChassisCarbon fibre monocoque
Axle trackFront: 1,676 mm (66.0 in)
Rear: 1,600 mm (63 in)
Wheelbase2,946 mm (116.0 in)
EngineMugen Honda MF-351 HB, 3,500 cc (213.6 cu in), V10, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally-mounted
TransmissionFootwork / Xtrac 6-speed Semi-automatic
Power720 hp (536.9 kW) @ 13,200 rpm[1]
Weight510 kg (1,120 lb)
FuelBP
TyresGoodyear
Competition history
Notable entrantsFootwork Mugen-Honda
Notable drivers9. United Kingdom Derek Warwick
10. Japan Aguri Suzuki
Debut1993 European Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
14000

Race historyEdit

At its first race, the attritional European GP at Donington Park, neither driver finished. The FA14's performance proved to be patchy; Suzuki managed a run of seven straight retirements towards the end of the season, while Warwick frequently finished outside the top ten. However, over the course of the season the car's performance steadily improved, with Warwick finishing sixth at his home race at Silverstone, and then fourth at the Hungaroring for his final F1 points. Suzuki's improvement throughout the season was even more marked; after qualifying on the back row at Donington, he qualified sixth at Spa ahead of Warwick and was running fifth until his gearbox retired, and finished seventh at the final race at Adelaide, although he and Warwick did collide at the first corner at Monza.

1993 proved to be both drivers' final full season in F1. Warwick retired at the end of the season, while Suzuki drove briefly for Jordan and Ligier in the following seasons. For the 1994 season they were replaced by Christian Fittipaldi and Gianni Morbidelli.

Race resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1993 Footwork Mugen Honda Mugen-Honda V10 G RSA BRA EUR SMR ESP MON CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR JPN AUS 4 9th
Derek Warwick Ret Ret 13 Ret 16 13 6 17 4 Ret Ret 15 14 10
Aguri Suzuki Ret 9 10 Ret 13 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Engine Mugen Honda". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 December 2020.