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2002 Jaguar R3

Building on lessons learned in 2000 (with R1) and 2001 (with R2), this season’s Jaguar challenger is a more adventurous design than either of its predecessors. The R3 was designed by Chief Designer John Russell and Chief Aerodynamicist Mark Handford and their teams, under the overall direction of Technical Director Steve Nichols.

As is self-evident, the R3 looks dramatically different from its predecessors. But at its core, R2 had significant strengths so the slate has not been wiped completely clean.

Cosworth Racing, the most successful engine builder in Formula One history, will continue to develop the CR-3 V10 engine that powered the Jaguar R2 last season. Nick Hayes, Managing Director at Cosworth Racing takes up the engine story: I’m confident that, with the right development, the Cosworth CR-3 V10 engine will make significant further gains in 2002, says Hayes. For example, the block and heads incorporate new design features, and we will introduce further modifications throughout the coming season.

2002 Season Drivers: Eddie Irvine & Pedro de la Rosa

In Detail

engine 72 Degree, Cosworth CR-3 V10
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 2998 cc / 182.9 in³
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
driven wheels RWD
front tires Michelin
rear tires Michelin
front brakes Brembro Carbon discs w/AP Racing 6-Pot Calipers
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Brembro Carbon discs w/AP Racing 6-Pot Calipers
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 32.3 x 33.0 cm / 12.7 x 13.0 in
rear wheels R 34.0 x 33.0 cm / 13.4 x 13.0 in
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Torsion Bar, Anti Roll bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Torsion Bar, Anti Roll bar, Coil Springs
transmission Jaguar 7-Speed w/AP Racing Triple Plate Clutch
gear ratios :1