Autosport F1 podcast: How to make a bad Formula 1 car

Podcast: How to make a bad F1 car

One of the least successful Formula 1 cars of the past 30 years - the Lola-Ferrari T93/30 - is the focus of the latest edition of The Autosport Podcast as we explain how a grand prix car can go wrong.

Former Lola chief engineer Mark Williams joins Kevin Turner and Edd Straw to look back on the project and tell the full story of the car and its many difficulties.

Run by the Italian Scuderia Italia squad, the car failed to score a point during the 1993 season in the hands of five-time grand prix winner Michele Alboreto and reigning International F3000 champion Luca Badoer, before the team dropped out before the late-season flyaway races in Japan and Australia.

With downforce levels that were around 30% of what was estimated to be needed to be at the front in Formula 1, Williams explains why Lola wanted to be in F1 in the first place and what led to the project failing despite the fact that the people behind the car were eminently capable of producing a strong machine.

He also explains why he believes bringing back electronic 'gizmos' could be a good way to level the playing field in modern F1.

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