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Jaguar R2
Category Formula One
Constructor Jaguar
Chassis Carbon-fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) double wishbones, pushrod, torsion bar, ARB, third spring
Suspension (rear) double wishbones, pushrod, torsion bar, ARB, third spring
Engine Cosworth CR3 V10
naturally aspirated
Transmission Jaguar 7-speed longitudinal semi-automatic sequential
Fuel Texaco
Tyres Michelin
Notable entrants Jaguar Racing
Notable drivers 18. Eddie Irvine
19. Luciano Burti & Pedro de la Rosa
Debut 2001 Australian Grand Prix
Races competed 17
Race victories 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
Designer Steve Nichols

The Jaguar R2 was the car with which the Jaguar team competed in the 2001 Formula One season. It was driven by Eddie Irvine, who was in his second year with the team, and Luciano Burti, who had deputised for Irvine at the 2000 Austrian Grand Prix. However, the Brazilian was replaced by Pedro de la Rosa after only four Grands Prix.

For Jaguar, 2001 was a season of consolidation after a disastrous début season in 2000 saw the team score only four points in the Constructors' Championship. The car was therefore more conservative and unreliable than in the previous year, and the team's success was slightly greater, if not a quantum leap forward. Indeed, there were only four points finishes from Irvine and de la Rosa throughout the season, although one of these was Jaguar's maiden podium finish at Monaco.

The season was more notable for Jaguar's exploits off the track. McLaren designer Adrian Newey seemingly signed a contract with the team, but quickly changed his mind and remained with his current employers. The deal was struck by Team Principal Bobby Rahal, and its failure, allied to an alleged deal to sell Irvine to Jordan, would culminate in his replacement by fellow retired racer Niki Lauda by season's end. It was seen that such a replacement was inevitable, as Lauda had initially arrived in the team whilst Rahal was in charge.

The team eventually finished eighth in the Contructors' Championship, with nine points.


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 17 Points WCC
Eddie Irvine 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 3 Ret 7 Ret 9 Ret Ret DNS Ret 5 Ret
Luciano Burti 8 10 Ret 11
Pedro de la Rosa Ret Ret Ret 6 8 14 12 Ret 11 Ret 5 12 Ret

Notes and references

  • Henry, Alan (ed.) (2001). AUTOCOURSE 2001-2002. Hazleton Publishing Ltd., pp. 90-92. ISBN 1-903135-06-0.

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