2001 Jaguar R2-04 F1 Racing Car Eddie Irvine's 2001 Season Car
The Jaguar R2 was the car that Jaguar Racing competed with in the 2001 Formula 1 season. The drivers for 2001 were Eddie Irvine who had driven for the team in 2000 and Luciano Burti who had stood in for Irvine at the previous year’s Austrian Grand Prix. Burti, however, was replaced by Pedro de la Rosa after only four Grand Prix races.
For Jaguar, 2001 was a season of consolidation after the début season in 2000 which saw the team score only four points in the Constructors’ Championship. The Jaguar R2 was more conservative and reliable than the previous year’s car, and the team had slightly greater success with four points finishes from Irvine and de la Rosa for the whole season.
One of these was Jaguar Racing’s maiden podium finish with Eddie Irvine finishing third at that year’s Monaco Grand Prix.
The season opened with retired American racer Bobby Rahal as Team Principal, but he was replaced during the season by triple-World Champion Nicki Lauda.
The team eventually finished eighth in the Constructors’ Championship, with nine points.
Chassis Number: R2-04
Owner: The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust
Inventory Number: 157/J.97