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Benetton B199

Benetton B199
Category Formula One
Constructor Benetton
Team Mild Seven Benetton Playlife
Designer Nick Wirth
Drivers 9. Giancarlo Fisichella
10. Alexander Wurz
Chassis Moulded carbon fibre composite structure
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, pushrod
Suspension (rear) Double wishbones, pushrod
Engine Playlife (Supertec) FB01, 71-degree V10
Gearbox Benetton six-speed longitudinal semi-automatic
Fuel Agip
Tyres Bridgestone
Debut 1999 Australian Grand Prix
Races competed 16
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Race victories 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0


The Benetton B199 was the car with which the Benetton Formula One team competed in the 1999 Formula One season. It was driven by Giancarlo Fisichella and Alexander Wurz, who were both in their second full seasons with the team

The B199 contained some sophisticated parts, such as a front-torque transfer system and a twin-clutch gearbox, but these proved troublesome. Furthermore, any performance advantage was negated by the corresponding weight gain and aerodynamic ineffiencies which resulted in a chronic lack of grip.

The team eventually took sixth place in the Constructors' Championship, but this was a major disappointment considering the much better position of the team over the last few seasons.


Complete Formula One results

(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
1999 Benetton Playlife FB01 V10 B AUS BRA SMR MON ESP CAN FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA EUR MAL JPN 16 6th
Giancarlo Fisichella 4 Ret 5 5 9 2 Ret 7 12 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 11 14
Alexander Wurz Ret 7 Ret 6 10 Ret Ret 10 5 7 7 14 Ret Ret 8 10


References

  • AUTOCOURSE 1999-2000, Henry, Alan (ed.), Hazleton Publishing Ltd. (1999) ISBN 1-874557-34-9



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<center>Cars that competed in the 1999 Formula One season
Ferrari F399 • McLaren MP4-14 • Jordan 199 • Stewart SF3 • Williams FW21 • Benetton B199 • Prost AP02 • Sauber C18 • Arrows A20 • Minardi M01 • BAR 01