2004 Jaguar R5 F1 Racing Car Mark Webber's 2004 Season Car
The Jaguar R5 was developed to contest the 2004 season and was the last chassis made by Jaguar Racing, before it became Red Bull Racing in 2005. The R5s were driven by Mark Webber who had joined the team for the 2003 season and rookie Christian Klien. Its first 2004 Formula One race was at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona.
This Mark Webber’s car, livered as it was at the end of 2004 – Jaguar’s final season in Formula One.
The R5 was relatively successful, with Webber scoring four points finishes including a sixth place at Hockenheim. Klien also proved reliable, retiring on only four occasions and managing sixth place at Spa-Francorchamps. Jaguar finished seventh in its final Constructors’ Championship, with 10 points. Jaguar’s successor, Red Bull Racing, retained Klien for 2005, while Webber moved to Williams.
After an absence from motor racing of almost a decade, Jaguar announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in September 1999, that the existing Stewart-Ford Formula One Grand Prix team (which had been bought by Ford in June 1999) would become the Jaguar Racing team. Naturally the return of Jaguar to racing, especially in Formula One, attracted a great deal of interest, both from the media and from many fans.
At first managed by Jackie Stewart OBE and his son Paul, the new team was based at Milton Keynes. The first Jaguar single-seater racing car, the R1, was developed from the existing Stewart-Ford, and was unveiled at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on 25 January 2000. The engine was a Cosworth V10, supplied by this Ford-owned company at Northampton. The debut race for the new team came in the Australian Grand Prix in March 2000, the traditional season opener. The car evolved through R2, R3 and R4 chassis in subsequent years before the final R5 version for the 2004 F1 season.
Chassis Number: R5-01
Owner: The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust
Inventory Number: 171/J.110