Stewart SF02

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.

Stewart SF02
Stewart SF02 4.jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorStewart
Designer(s)Alan Jenkins (Technical Director)
Andy le Flemming (Chief Engineer)
Eghbal Hamidy (Head of Aerodynamics)
PredecessorSF01
SuccessorSF3
Technical specifications
Chassiscarbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Suspension (front)double wishbones, pushrod
Suspension (rear)double wishbones, pushrod
EngineFord Zetec-R 72-degree V10
TransmissionStewart six-speed longitudinal sequential semi-automatic
FuelTexaco
TyresBridgestone
Competition history
Notable entrantsStewart Ford
Notable drivers18. Brazil Rubens Barrichello
19. Denmark Jan Magnussen
19. Netherlands Jos Verstappen
Debut1998 Australian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
16000
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0

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.

Rubens Barrichello's SF02 on display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1998 Stewart Ford V10 B AUS BRA ARG SMR ESP MON CAN FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA LUX JPN 5 8th
Rubens Barrichello Ret Ret 10 Ret 5 Ret 5 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 11 Ret
Jan Magnussen Ret 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret 6
Jos Verstappen 12 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 13 Ret

ReferencesEdit

  • AUTOCOURSE 1998-99, Henry, Alan (ed.), Hazleton Publishing Ltd. (1998) ISBN 1-874557-43-8

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