Running Race Car
F1 Authentics is proud to present this wonderful fully running Benetton B198 race car. Used during the 1998 FIA Formula One World Championship, the team consisted of Alexander Wrz and Giancarlo Fisichella.
Benetton finished the season in fifth place in the Constructors' Championship in 1998, collecting 33 points overall.
When the car arrived at F1 Authentics, the engine was removed and underwent an inspection. The engine was then rebuilt. The mileage left on the engine is between 1,500 and 2,000.
All original carbon fibre suspension has been taken off and replaced with new fabricated steel wishbones, all of which are in perfect working order. Original carbon wishbones are to be supplied with the car.
The gearbox was also stripped and inspected, and was fitted with new gears, and a re-built gearbox with new bearings. A set of gears will last at race pace around 300 miles if being driven for track days and shake down, recommended to be changed once a season. The gearbox has had new internals, so it has around 300 miles life left on the gears.
Original Brembo brakes have been fitted and brake lines are all in good condition.
All four wheel bearings have been replaced – a new set will be required at least every season if car is having regular use, these have around 1,000 miles life expectancy.
Race History: 5th place (Constructors' Championship)