Just wondering – what do you all think is the worst car to win a grand prix? ie a car that shouldn’t have been battling for the win but did. For me – if Senna had won that 1984 Monaco that would probably be top contender. Maybe Panis 1996 Monaco or Fisi’s 2003 Brazil drive?
Think you answered your own question with Fisichella, you’ll be hard pushed to find a worse Grand Prix winning car. It only scored three more points all season and this was when points went down to 8th too. The Ligier wasn’t that bad, it was a solid midfield car.
The top teams too have sometimes had to make winners out of cars that weren’t their finest hour.
The 2009 McLaren springs to mind, it was hopeless at the beginning of the season. And I recall when Nigel Roebuck was asked this question in a Q&A, he went for the 1984 Williams, which apparently had evil handling and turbo lag, but Rosberg won one of the street races in it.
@Bullfrog to be honest that McLaren was never a bad design. As in, the car was slow – but the development wasn’t as fierce as McLaren would have you believe. Once they sorted out the front wing endplates and weight distribution; the car was back to winning ways.