The Stewart SF02 was the car with which the Stewart Formula One team used to compete in the 1998 Formula One season. It was driven by Rubens Barrichello and Jan Magnussen at the start of 1998, with both in their second seasons with the team. Magnussen was dropped after the 1998 Canadian Grand Prix, despite scoring his first-ever point at the event, and replaced for the remainder of the season by Jos Verstappen.
|Designer(s)||Alan Jenkins (Technical Director)|
Andy le Flemming (Chief Engineer)
Eghbal Hamidy (Head of Aerodynamics)
|Chassis||carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure|
|Suspension (front)||double wishbones, pushrod|
|Suspension (rear)||double wishbones, pushrod|
|Engine||Ford Zetec-R 72-degree V10|
|Transmission||Stewart six-speed longitudinal sequential semi-automatic|
|Notable entrants||Stewart Ford|
|Notable drivers||18. Rubens Barrichello|
19. Jan Magnussen
19. Jos Verstappen
|Debut||1998 Australian Grand Prix|
The Stewart team had entered F1 in 1997 with some success, yet made little if any progress in 1998. This was largely due to the pressures on a new team; having to race in a full F1 season for the first time, whilst preparing for next year. The car was late in production and therefore did not test enough to become a true front-running contender. Problems with reliability still remained as well, although these were not quite as bad as in 1997.
The team eventually finished eighth in the Constructors' Championship, with five points.
Complete Formula One resultsEdit
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)
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