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Supertec was a brand of Formula One engines supplied by Dutch company Super Performance Competition Engineering BV,[1] managed by Flavio Briatore and Bruno Michel.[2] Supertec engines were updated 1998 Renault RS9 units, built by Mecachrome.

Super Performance Competition Engineering BV
Besloten Vennootschap
IndustryAutomotive, automobile racing (motorsport)
FateAssets sold by Renault Sport F1
FoundedNetherlands 1998 (21 years ago) (1998)
Defunct2001 (18 years ago) (2001)
HeadquartersNetherlands
Key people
Bruno Michel and Flavio Briatore
ProductsInternal combustion engines and racing engine assembly
ServicesHigh Performance engineering, Precision manufacturing

In May 1998 Super Performance Competition Engineering signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Mecachrome to begin in the 1999 season. The engines were purchased and rebadged as Supertec. Supertecs powered Williams, Benetton and BAR in 1999, and Benetton and Arrows in 2000. The Benetton team rebadged the engines as Playlife.

After the 2000 season, Supertec were collapsed due to financial problems and thus Renault Sport F1 bought Supertec's assets in 2001.

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
1999 British American Racing BAR 01 FB01 3.0 V10 B AUS BRA SMR MON ESP CAN FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA EUR MAL JPN 0 NC
  Jacques Villeneuve Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 8 10 Ret 9
  Ricardo Zonta Ret DNQ Ret 9 Ret 15 Ret 13 Ret Ret 8 Ret 12
  Mika Salo 7 Ret 8
Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B199 Playlife FB01 3.0 V10 B   Giancarlo Fisichella 4 Ret 5 5 9 2 Ret 7 12 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 11 14 16 6th
  Alexander Wurz Ret 7 Ret 6 10 Ret Ret 10 5 7 7 14 Ret Ret 8 10
Winfield Williams Williams FW21 FB01 3.0 V10 B   Ralf Schumacher 3 4 Ret Ret 5 4 4 3 Ret 4 9 5 2 4 Ret 5 35 5th
  Alex Zanardi Ret Ret 11 8 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 8 7 Ret 10 Ret
2000 Arrows F1 Team Arrows A21 FB02 3.0 V10 B AUS BRA SMR GBR ESP EUR MON CAN FRA AUT GER HUN BEL ITA USA JPN MAL 7 7th
  Pedro de la Rosa Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 6 DNS Ret Ret Ret 6 16 16 Ret Ret 12 Ret
  Jos Verstappen Ret 7 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 13 15 4 Ret Ret 10
Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B200 Playlife FB02 3.0 V10 B   Giancarlo Fisichella 5 2 11 7 9 5 3 3 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 14 9 20 4th
  Alexander Wurz 7 Ret 9 9 10 12 Ret 9 Ret 10 Ret 11 13 5 10 Ret 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Trademarks owned by Super Performance Competition Engineering BV". Inventively Inc. Retrieved 9 February 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Who owns Mecachrome?". Grandprix.com. Inside F1, Inc. 25 May 1998. Retrieved 10 February 2016.