Just thought i’d make a little discussion. Some teams win all the time (Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari), but some have, only once, been able to muster up the stratagy, the car and the driver to win a grand prix.
I guess we can put Olivier Panis’ win in Monaco for Ligier up here, since at that point it really wasn’t the original Ligier anymore. That was also their first win in 15 years so I think it qualifies for this.
Strongly disagree with that one: the Eagle was very quick all year, but usually the engine failed. This makes the Spa victory look like a stand-out performance, but the real surprise is that the car remained in once piece.
Brackley has generally been a one-hit team, 2009 being the only exception.
In recent memory, I’d say that Fisichella’s Brazil 2003 win was one of the biggest flukes in history. Especially given that apart from that one win, Jordan only scored twice more, and a total of 3 additional points.
Fisichella at Brazil 2003 – I’d disagree with this (if you take into account the whole 15 years of the teams existence). Jordan was competing for the drivers’ world championship just a few years before (in 1999).
Nico Rosberg’s win for Mercedes in China – nobody’s mentioned that yet. But it’s a proper one-hit win – one of those where, as the season wore on, you thought “where did that come from?”
Mercedes doesn’t act or “feel” like the same team as Brawn or Honda/BAR/whatever it was called when Button won that wet race in Hungary. (Or, since they bought Tyrrell, the team that won with Jackie Stewart and Michele Alboreto…) And I’m not having any links with Fangio and Moss in the 50s…
Who’s next? I guess the most likely is Nico Hulkenberg, who could wipe out Sauber’s one-hit record (or establish a new one, if you want to look at it that way)…
Ahh Stewart GP. The classic ‘one hit wonder’. They managed only one as Stewart, changed their name to Jaguar and still got nothing and then the last I heard they had gone and changed their name again to that of one of those new-fangled ‘energy’ fizzy drinks.