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#1 Formula Once

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:53

I have posted this on elsewhere, but maybe this is the better place...

I am delving into the racing histories of the first BARs and I see the black books say Jacques Villeneuve drove chassis 01 in the opening round of 1999 in Melbourne after which it wasn't used anymore. Now I can't seem to get confirmed by other sources what chassis JV drove in Melbourne that year; anyone knows anything more? Also the 1999 BARs are referred to both as 001 and BAR01 or 01... What was the real type number? Thanks!


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 19:49

I have posted this on elsewhere, but maybe this is the better place...

I am delving into the racing histories of the first BARs and I see the black books say Jacques Villeneuve drove chassis 01 in the opening round of 1999 in Melbourne after which it wasn't used anymore. Now I can't seem to get confirmed by other sources what chassis JV drove in Melbourne that year; anyone knows anything more? Also the 1999 BARs are referred to both as 001 and BAR01 or 01... What was the real type number? Thanks!



According to the German F1 yearbook Grand Prix Villeneuve drove BAR 01-03 at Melbourne. Autosport strangely doesn't mention any chassis numbers in their race report, but they call JVs car BAR 01.

Edited by Herbert, 17 April 2012 - 19:50.


#3 Formula Once

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 20:08

According to the German F1 yearbook Grand Prix Villeneuve drove BAR 01-03 at Melbourne. Autosport strangely doesn't mention any chassis numbers in their race report, but they call JVs car BAR 01.


Thanks, I now see Autocourse say T-car was chassis 2, so no chassis 1 in Melbourne it seems, black books may be wrong...

#4 km1164

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 22:53

Where is this car located now? USA or UK
I have BAR roller for sale
1 car in private collection has Judd v10 fitted
2 are in Oz
couple of show cars are around
i also know of 1 bare tub with plate

#5 Doug Nye

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 22:03

Wasn't that the car which rather embarrassingly shed its rear wing at high speed and put Villeneuve into the wall? Did that tub survive to fight another day? Or was it fudged back together as the basis of a show car?

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