Probably one of the last F1 cars produced that can be run without extensive team / manufacturer assistance. The 192 was the car that Michael Schumacher made his name in – finishing on the podium a number of times during the season including the memorable Barcelona race in the rain where he finished 2nd to Mansell, and his first victory in F1 at Spa a year after his debut. Brundle also impressed and scored a seasons best result of 2nd.
In 1992 Benetton ran both the B191-B and the B192. Schumacher’s team mate was the British driver Martin Brundle and they both drove chassis 02. He pushed Schumacher hard all year and helping to take Benetton to 3rd in the Manufacturers Championship.
This is a totally genuine ‘ready to race’ car fitted with the Ford HB V8 3.497cc engine. The engine weighs a mere 140 kgs ( by 1994 that was reduced to 130 kgs) . By modern F1 standards it revved to a modest 11,500-13,800 rpm. The power output ranged from 615-730 bhp.
This car is chassis number 2, raced in period by both Martin Brundle and Michael Schumacher in ’92. The car has just been fully rebuilt and race prepared by renowned F1 specialists, Earl Goddard, with a fresh DFV re-build by Dick Langford with only installation running time recorded.